Trump turns the screw

The US president is staking his game on aggressive anti-immigration pledges and stirring up his personal fanbase, a gameplan which could yet backfire, writes Marion McKeone

4th November, 2018
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US president Donald Trump at a rally in Estero, Florida last week Picture: Getty

Win, lose or draw, most Americans will breathe a huge sigh of relief when the ugliest, most divisive election since, well, since 2016 draws to its rancorous, rage-fuelled close on Tuesday.

All the stops have been pulled out in the race to the finish, or as many view it, this race to the bottom of American politics. Midterm races are never pretty but the levels of vitriol, distortion and scaremongering by both sides is truly unprecedented.

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