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Marion McKeone: Maga brand fails to come up trumps for far-right kingmakers

Predicted historic Republican comeback fails to materialise in midterms

Tudor Dixon, the Republican gubernatorial candidate speaking at an election-night event in Grand Rapids, Michigan; she lost the election to incumbent Democratic governor Gretchen Whitmer. Picture: Getty

Last weekend, four days before Americans went to the polls, the Business Post took part in a conference call with top executives of the American Conservative Union (ACU), Trump surrogates and veteran Republican pollsters. For a short time, Donald Trump also joined the call.

It quickly became clear that the kingmakers of the far right were drunk on their own Kool-Aid, and high on their own supply. The mood during their last pre-election call was ...