Reign of error: How Trump brought down the GOP

The Republican Party’s Faustian pact with Trump has left it morally and ideologically bankrupt

10th January, 2021
Reign of error: How Trump brought down the GOP
An image of President Donald Trump appears on video screens ahead of his speech from the Ellipse at the White House on Wednesday, shortly before a mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol. Photo: Bill Clark

All bills come due. And the tab for the GOP’s capitulation to Trumpism has come far sooner, and at a far higher cost, than the Republican leaders who so assiduously enabled the outgoing president ever imagined.

Almost four years to the day since Trump’s inauguration and his fact-free “American carnage” address, the GOP is reeling at the very real wreckage Trump has wreaked on their party in just one term. And Trump, being...

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