While our lot will make false promises to get elected, I can't think of any example of an Irish politician doing something like trump with his whole Obama birther issue. Going on and on and on in public about a blatant untruth. Or making serious allegations about his predecessor on twitter, then his spokesman blames the British secret service for bugging his phones. Throwing a key ally under the bus to try and save face. I'll release my tax returns. Lie. None of our team met with the Russians. Lie.
These aren't your normal political lies, these are profoundly stupid & unprovable things to say and yet his supporters don't care. It is fascinating and frankly scary. The USA is so divided it is in danger of tearing itself apart. He claimed to have the biggest inauguration crowd. Lie. Claimed to have the biggest winning margin since regan. Lie. Etc etc it goes on and on. He can't help himself. It is fascinating but it is also gravely serious, this bumbling orange idiot could start ww3.
Saying you can't be interested in this what about the state of the homeless crisis in Ireland is a bit like sayin how can you care about sport when the country is a mess. You can be interested in more then one thing at a time. If you prefer to focus on local not global politics by all means start a thread but don't judge me man, don't you judge me!