Ending America’s uncivil war

Biden still needs to placate Trump’s alienated followers, writes Georg Löfflmann

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Georg Löfflmann

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick

When Donald Trump returned to the political stage on February 28, he teased the crowd by hinting that he might run for president in 2024. Still refusing to accept that he had lost last year’s presidential election, he told his whooping supporters at a conservative rally: ‘Who knows? I may even decide to beat them a third time.’ 

However unlikely the prospects of a Trump political comeback may be, it is clear that the forces of right-wing populism and nativism did not disappear with his exit from the White House or his permanent Twitter ban. 

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