Friday July 3, 2020

Don doubles down with barn-storming rallies on campaign trail

Trump deepens his support base, but it still hasn’t widened despite enjoying one of the best weeks of his presidency

14th October, 2018
Trump supporters at a campaign rally for the US president in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in support of Republican candidates in the upcoming midterm elections. Scott Olson/Getty Images

It’s been a good week for Trump, probably one of the best of his presidency. His Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanagh, was installed after a White House event that was part swearing-in ceremony, part political rally. And polls suggest that Trump’s strategy of fuelling a #MeToo backlash to boost the turnout of Republican voters in next month’s midterm elections is working.

The release of South Carolina preacher Andrew Brunson,...

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