I joined BBC Radio Foyle on Wednesday to discuss two controversial US figures: Donald Trump and James “Whitey” Bulger.

Trump’s latest grab of the headlines was the pre-election declaration that he can defy the Constitution and remove birthright citizenship, established in the US since the 14th Amendment in 1868. This follows his stigmatizing of a caravan of migrants as an “invasion”, possibly contributing to violence such as Saturday’s synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh.

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Bulger, boss of south Boston’s organized crime gang for decades before going on the run in 1995 for 16 years, was murdered in prison on Tuesday at the age of 89.

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