Don doubles down with barn-storming rallies on campaign trail

Don doubles down with barn-storming rallies on campaign trail
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

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

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.

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