March 6, 2016

WELL, HE’S SELDOM MISSED A CHANCE TO BE A DIVIDER INSTEAD OF A UNITER: The painful twilight of Barack Obama’s presidency.

Call it the curse of high expectations. When Barack Obama took office, the world swooned, America exhaled and pundits declared an end to centuries of racial division. Gazing at the 1.5m people who braved the cold to witness Mr Obama’s inauguration, Steven Spielberg said it would have been impossible to stage for a movie. That was then. Today America’s first non-white president is winding down at the nation’s tensest moment of racial polarisation in decades.

Of course, it’s all Donald Trump’s fault or something. But read this and contrast.

And, of course: