Trump’s first 5 months - this isn’t normal...


  • Dave O'Farrell


In the week following Donald Trump’s shock election as president of the United States John Oliver, the comedian and presenter of the satirical HBO program Last Week Tonight, encouraged Americans to keep reminding themselves that ‘this isn’t normal’. In the months since last November the continued controversies that have followed the new administration, such as claiming that the Obama administration used UK intelligence at GCHQ to tap his phone(!)1, have relegated incidents that would merit intense and prolonged coverage in ‘normal times’ to mere footnotes between the seemingly endless Trump administration crises and continual blunders - not to mention Trump’s twitter account.