This image from the ever incisive FiveThirtyEight website is striking for two reasons. Firstly and obviously because it graphically shows that El Trumpo’s associates, so early on in his administration have been more prone to illegal or criminal behaviour than any of his recent predecessors. I suppose that comes as no surprise. It’s the company he keeps. The second telling feature of this graphic is that every presidency with the exception of Obama’s comes with a trail of indictments and scandal. It seems to be the norm. In comparison, U.K. prime ministers are shining pillars of propriety. Perhaps they just aren’t enterprising enough. Or perhaps they’re cleverer. How many have got away with breaches of the Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act 1925 for example?
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