Today With Sean O Rourke Thursday 10 November 2016
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The fall out of the US Presidential election continues...with President Obama, Hillary Clinton and the new President-elect Donald Trump all calling for unity, as demonstrators take to the streets to protest against the election result.
Questions now remain as to whether such a divided America can come together under their new leader.
Carol Leonnig is a reporter with the Washington Post, she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize last year for her coverage of security lapses within the US Secret Service.
And she was also part of the award-winning team of reporters who revealed the extent of the NSA surveillance methods in 2014 based on Edward Snowden’s disclosures.
She’s in Ireland for the Cleraun Media Conference.
Psychology of the Ego
Now, as the world continues to get to grips with President Trump, the man himself, generally acknowledged to have quite a sizable ego, must get to grips with his new role as leader of the free world.
Ian Robertson, Professor of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin, and founding director of Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience joined us this morning.
We’re going to talk about power, and the affect it has on people.
But let’s talk first about how he won it...and how much his confidence might have played in that...this is what Donald Trump told me as a guest on this show in 2014, before his Presidential campaign got up and running.