Ever since Donald Trump was elected in 2016, his bizarre antics have been a constant source of confusion and bewilderment around the world. In fact early in his presidency, a book by 27 psychologists and psychiatrists was published to make the case that Mr Trump’s mental state presents a clear and present danger to America and to individual well-being. This book made the New York Times bestseller list.
Unsurprisingly, the world has become pretty, well, crazy since he took over and the stock market, which I am an active investor in, has been tossed around furiously like clothes in the washing machine. It has been so difficult to make sense of what is happening that most of the time, I just found myself scratching my head.
Thank God, then, for US talk shows! These comedic programmes are able to openly explore the absurdity of the President’s behaviour and at the same time, provide us much needed therapy through laughs. The first two videos above are fine examples of such talk shows. The last two are more serious news programmes which also provide much insight into the issues surrounding Mr Trump and his administration.
Steven Ooi, a First Class Honours grad from the National University of Singapore, retired from a distinguished 14-year career as a GP and English tutor in 2016. He continues to blog on issues of concern to General Paper and student life.
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