Trump controversy unlikely to abate
By any standards, the Trump presidency has proved to be somewhat controversial.
It is almost impossible to keep track of every spat he has sparked – many of them on social media – and in the last two days alone there have been another two to add to the collection.
Making a racial joke about Native Americans during a White House event designed to honour veterans was the first gaffe.
Depending on to whom you listen, the “Pocahontas” comment was either an innocent jibe or a sinister racial slur.
Some have even suggested it could do more than any other perceived slip-up thus far to boost the case for impeachment.
Fresh from that embarrassment, it was revealed the leader of the free world had shared anti-Muslim videos posted online by a member of the far-right group Britain First. The unverified footage claimed to show Muslims committing crimes but led to outrage and indignation in the UK.
Opponent politicians called upon the British Government to condemn the President.
In the circumstances he should feel under intense pressure, yet Trump appears to thrive on the controversy.
It is a dangerous attitude for such a powerful man to adopt.