Trump may be down, but he's certainly not out


He may appear beleaguered, but this battle is far from over. He has had the greatest impact on the country of any president since Reagan, and has shown the way forward for the Republicans. Four years of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris would stoke up an enormous amount of nostalgia for Donald Trump. It might not be unrequited. If he wins he will be better in his second term than in his first; if he retires, he will soon be fondly remembered (as American ex-presidents are), as a colourful former heavyweight champion. And if he wants to return he can; he is almost imperishable, the more so because he has been the subject of such vile snobbery.

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