‘Reality Is Catching Up’: Edward Luce on Trump, the Election and What Comes After

President Donald Trump, left, and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden during the second and final presidential debate, Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 22, 2020 (AP photo by Patrick Semansky).
President Donald Trump, left, and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden during the second and final presidential debate, Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 22, 2020 (AP photo by Patrick Semansky).

Over the past four years, American politics have been consumed and subsumed by one man: Donald Trump. Since his election in 2016, Trump’s disregard for convention has upended the norms of the U.S. presidency and undermined the separation of powers on which America’s constitutional system depends. His iconoclastic approach to foreign policy has further frayed the global order the U.S. has historically used to advance its interests, while raising questions about America’s commitment and dependability as an ally. Long-standing political partisanship and divisions within the U.S. have become particularly acute in the runup to next week’s election, amid heightened anxiety […]

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