Defanging the most toxic elements of the Trumpian right would benefit the world as well as the United States. But it’s up to his opponents to devise strategies to make that a reality
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One silver lining of the pandemic now unfolding around the world is that it could spell an end to the age of right-wing populism. With his handling of the coronavirus crisis, Donald Trump has single-handedly shown the dangers of entrusting the levers of state to narcissistic right-wing showmen.
According to polling numbers, he is not only on course to lose the elections, but may also flip the Senate in favour of the Democratic Party.
Democrats in Washington are already whispering about setting up an agenda for a post-Trump era. Even Republicans, sickened by Trump’s missteps – such as recommending the injection of disinfectant to cure Covid-19 – are looking ahead.