If we were wise (which, alas, we never are) we'd recognize that Trump, 74 million US citizens, and the thousands of mindless emotionally stunted followers of QAnon have taught us a very valuable lesson. Unfortunately the lesson will go unlearned, gullible dupes will continue to be duped, and there's a non-negligible chance that the canny Mike Pompeo will gather up all Trump's witless devotees in just a few years in order to become a far more capable and sinister president than the infantile moron Trump could ever have been. Indeed, should he wish, Pompeo could even be the USA's last elected president. And the people who voted for Trump will be cheering him on. Because in a democracy even the feeble-minded can vote. It's a lovely system - if you're cynical enough to use it to its fullest potential.