Trump proved resilient and increased his vote in Florida, Texas and other states – in 2020, his sexism, racism and lie-telling have been legitimised and emboldened
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When all the votes are counted, the presidential election may deliver defeat for Donald Trump. But it did not deliver defeat for Trumpism.
Democrats had hoped that four years of turmoil, attacks on norms and institutions and mendacity – plus a pandemic that cost 230,000 lives – would result in a quick, clean and overwhelming repudiation of the 45th president.
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