By Amit Roy
FORMER US president Donald Trump was found guilty by 57 votes to 43 in the Senate of inciting his followers to attack the Capitol in Washington in January.
This was not enough to convict him, though, because the result fell short by 10 votes as only seven Republican senators chose not to vote along party lines.
In response, Trump claimed he had been the victim of a “witch hunt” and signalled he wasn’t about to ride off into the sunset: “In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people.”
Trump unchained could prove a menace both to the administration of president Joe Biden and to the Republican party, though it is also possible that with passing weeks and months, a defeated president will become increasingly irrelevant with each new crisis.
The real concern from the British point of view is that Trump has followers in this country. Even before the presidential election last November, there were many articles insisting Biden would be bad for Britain. Trump supporters in Britain will hope he continues to destabilise the Biden administration.
That will not happen in India, because it is a national trait always to worship the rising sun.