Trump is only where he is because nearly 43 million US voters were simple-minded enough and thoroughly ignorant enough to put him there. These same dullards applaud his every blustering utterance no matter how incoherent or repugnant it may be. Trump will die, one hopes very soon now, but those 43 million witless voters will remain, and someone will gather up all their votes and run with them. Trump has taught a lesson that cannot be unlearned: once you have the drooling howling mob behind you, the nation is yours to do with whatever you want. The USA has been over since November 2016; all that remains are the gory details of its death-agony.

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