Thursday September 24, 2020

Trips, traps and flights of fancy on the Trump roadshow

Donald Trump is incapable of staying on-message.

9th October, 2016
Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Henderson Pavilion last Wednesday Picture: Getty

Of all the godforsaken dumps I’ve visited during 16 years of covering US election campaigns, Reno is most singularly depressing. It’s a city designed to incite a desire for oblivion, whether through alcohol, opiates, gambling or suicide, in all of which pursuits it boasts a batting score well above the national average.

Reno is the place in which gamblers who find Las Vegas too upmarket find their level. If you want to...

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