Donald Trump

The slow but laughable retreat by the Trump White House from unsafely consigning some passenger-carried devices (such as laptops and phones) to underfloor storage on flights from countries where the President has no personal investments continues apace.

You would never know this from a quick read of the more obsequious media reports abroad, but there must be a deep sense of relief in Qantas and Virgin Australia in relation to the risk that the original bans would spread to their flights to the US.