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Reality of what US voted for sinking in

As the Donald Trump flying circus continues I hear that Robert Harward has declined the position of national security adviser following the rapid demise of Michael Flynn.

Then I go on to read US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley flatly contradicts the President on America's approach to the Israel-Palestine situation, and Defence Secretary James Mattis treads a very different line to his boss on Russia.

I think what we are seeing here are members of the Donald Trump team starting to look at their own legacy.

How will history judge the 45th President of the United States?

And, more importantly, how will history judge those around him?

As the reality of what the United States has voted for starts to sink in, I expect more and more of the Grand Old Party to distance themselves from their elected President.

Unfortunately, to many in the wider electorate in America it will seem that Mr Trump was correct in his campaigning stance and that his rages against the Washington clique and "the swamp" were actually spot on.

Expect more polarisation in the US, and then I know not what lies in store for the future.

Truly, we live in interesting times.

DAVID HILL

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