DC-based journalist delivers Belfast lecture on Trump

Niall Stanage, a columnist with The Hill in Washington DC, delivers a lecture about Donald Trump at the Peter Froggatt centre at Queen's University in Belfast, April 27 2017. By Andrew Towe
Niall Stanage, a columnist with The Hill in Washington DC, delivers a lecture about Donald Trump at the Peter Froggatt centre at Queen's University in Belfast, April 27 2017. By Andrew Towe

Niall Stanage, a journalist originally from Northern Ireland and now a columnist with ‘The Hill’ in Washington DC, delivers a lecture on Donald Trump.

Thursday night’s talk, chaired by Barry Turley, was given at the Peter Frogatt Centre at Queen’s University.

President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump

Mr Stanage, who was educated at Methodist College and Oxford University, wrote a book about Barack Obama’s election campaign in 2008, that culminated in Mr Obama becoming the first African American president (Redemption Song: An Irish Reporter Inside the Obama Campaign).

The lecture by Mr Stanage, who appears as a commentator on TV channels such as MSNBC, was full.

The audience was given an analysis of the Republican incumbent’s early weeks in the Oval Office, and the possible reasons why he reached his surprise electoral victory over Hillary Clinton last November.

Niall Stanage speaks at the Peter Froggatt centre at Queen's University in Belfast, April 27 2017. By Andrew Towe

Niall Stanage speaks at the Peter Froggatt centre at Queen's University in Belfast, April 27 2017. By Andrew Towe