Donald Trump’s strongman routine has finally failed him

Illustration: Simon Letch

Given everywhere we’ve been over the past four years, there’s almost nothing interesting about this week’s Republican National Convention. The race-baiting. The allegations of a rigged election. The apocalyptic vision of an America under the Democrats awash with criminals and no guns to keep them in check. The idea that all that makes life good (especially in the suburbs) is under grave threat. And the insistence that only Donald Trump – “the bodyguard of Western civilisation” – can save the world. We’ve seen all these moves before.

Donald Trump’s strongman routine has finally failed him

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