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President Donald Trump during a roundtable on supporting Native Americans in Phoenix, Arizona, May 5, 2020 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).
President Donald Trump during a roundtable on supporting Native Americans in Phoenix, Arizona, May 5, 2020 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).
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For most of the past three years, many close observers of American politics shuddered at the thought of what would happen to the United States if it faced a genuine crisis during Donald Trump’s presidency. Even many of his elite supporters in the Republican Party, in the media and in business cannot have failed to wonder how a man who struggles to organize his thoughts into clear and linear sentences would be able to marshal the full resources and unified will of the United States to deal with a national emergency. It is no longer speculation after the initial months […]

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