Trumpism isn't going anywhere

Donald Trump is on his way out. But the Trump era isn't over yet.

Trump in Iowa
(Image credit: Tom Brenner/Getty Images)

It doesn't feel like 2020 ever really ended, does it? Many of us looked forward to the new year as, hopefully, something really new — a clean break from all the misery the last 12 months brought, a chance to start over with something like a clean slate, an opportunity to get it right this time. So far, though, 2021 feels like more of the same, full of doomscrolling, death, and demagoguery.

I suspect a similar dynamic will be at play with Donald Trump.

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