Trump’s first presidency was good for Ireland. We mightn’t be so lucky second time round


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Brexit has cost Britain. Big time. But if Donald Trump gets into the White House, he is promising to introduce policies that will have a similar impact by cutting America’s trade with the rest of the world – and targeting China in particular. Just as the Brexiteers promised that leaving the EU would allow the UK to “take back control”, Trump will try to sell a similar message to the US electorate, majoring on issues such as immigration and the economy and trying to tap the same well of uneasiness and dissatisfaction that led to the Brexit vote. This has...