• Wednesday, August 10, 2022

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Menace of unchained Trump

Donald Trump (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

 

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.

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