Donald Trump lost the popular vote in 2016 by nearly three million ballots; he lost 2020 by more than seven million. In his defeat to Joe Biden, a man he claimed just days before the election to be the “worst candidate ever to run,” he became the first president to lose re-election in close to three decades. By the time he finally, mercifully, leaves office in January, he’ll have left an ailing, addled nation in his wake.
But for Republicans, none of that is cause for reflection. The party of Trump, it seems, will remain the party of Trump, at least