I joined BBC Radio Ulster on Wednesday to discuss what’s ahead for the US in 2019.
Unsurprisingly, the chat considers Donald Trump’s fortunes and whether he will be in the White House at the end of the year amid the Trump-Russia investigation and other inquiries.
But Suzanne Lynch, the Irish Times correspondent in Washington, and I also look at a likely downturn in the economy, tensions in foreign affairs, a possible change to Trump from within the Republican Party, and what the Democrats need to do to establish a positive alternative.
If Trump is forced out of office this year, you’ve got issues from the economy to immigration to the healthcare, which have been badly damaged over the last two years. Democrats have to become more than simply an anti-Trump party.