The President-elect’s closest circle of advisers seem to be selected on the basis of trust and experience.
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The fundamental premise of Trumpism, namely that globalisation is bad for ordinary people, is false.
Ryan Bourne: A British overspill from America’s result. Why the debate on the right over economics will now intensify.
Stateside narratives have a tendency to be imported into UK politics – one of the knock-on effects of this messy Presidential election outcome.
If they can’t make a real impact on the lives of working class voters in provincial seats, Johnson will meet the same electoral fate as Trump.
Perhaps he will contest the 2024 presidential contest at the age of nearly 82. But expectation that he may not will surely undermine his authority.
It’s very early to draw conclusions from America’s elections – though the President’s challenge to the results has been coming for some time.
Iain Dale: Trump is displaying all the signs of believing his own lies. And he is undermining democracy itself.
The fact, however, that he has won five million more votes than he did in 2016 does tell us that we cannot write him off as an aberration.
Fewer than one in four are holding out for Biden. Does this reflect their view of which will be better for Britain, or simply instinctive mistrust of the Left?
Lord Ashcroft: “If Trump loses…he can run again.” My American election focus groups in Pennsylvania and Arizona.
“Trump lies a lot and Biden’s kind of not all there.” And it’s less than a week to go until voting day.”
Lord Ashcroft: “If you’re voting for Trump, you keep your mouth shut.” My American election focus groups in Georgia and Ohio.
Many felt the election was going to be close – and that, whatever the outcome, there was a widespread expectation that things would get messy.
The worst-case scenario for polling day and the weeks that follow is illegal, armed militias imposing themselves on polling stations and state capitols.
Lord Ashcroft: Trump – “toxic”, “awesome”, both or neither? My American election focus groups in Michigan and North Carolina.
Several of our participants remained undecided. They wanted to hear more about where both candidates stood on policy, especially healthcare.
Lord Ashcroft: “I think there might be riots whoever wins.” My American election campaign focus groups in Florida and Wisconsin.
“I could see this dragging out for weeks…we probably won’t know who’s president until late December or early January.”
Ben Roback: Vice-presidential debates usually don’t matter. Tonight’s does – because either contender could be president soon.
With Trump’s health still uncertain and Biden an even older man, Pence v Harris may turn out to be very important indeed.
In a very 2020 twist, the President has Covid-19. With just a month until the vote, does he have time to fight it off – or the GOP to replace him?