American politics: The Trump Show, season two - 01-03


Our first cover of 2019 looks at the Donald Trump Show as it enters its next season. In the first two years of his presidency, Mr Trump was lucky. A roaring economy and surging financial markets gave him an air of invulnerability despite the chaos and sleaze in the White House. Now the weather has changed. The sugar-high from the tax cut is fading. Markets are volatile. His conduct, already being scrutinised by a special counsel, will be probed by Democrats now running the House of Representatives. What does that mean for a president who operates through confusion, destruction and norm-breaking?