There cannot be much left to say about Trump. He lacks any sense of the dignity of his office, and his overweening hubris is just breathtaking. He is an unashamed populist who aims for the lowest common denominator, and yet the majority of his enthusiastic supporters—interviewed on TV at and around the Capitol—were not loonies with KKK tattoos, or barely coherent rednecks, but looked and sounded like regular and decent-looking articulate citizens. This, to me, is the real worry of Trump. How is it that this ignorant, narcissistic, bullying clown is able to garner so much support from apparently ‘normal’ people?
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70 million chose to vote for him rather than Biden. He lost yet got 7 million more votes than last time, more than any Republican ever. Over four years there were lots of occasions when his behaviour was cack-handed or disgraceful or boorish or shameful, yet he just pressed on. Never apologised or listened to advice or gave a toss. Part of you wonders how successful he might have been if he had toned it down a bit, or been a bit less bombastic, but maybe that is/was his strength, not his weakness.
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