Notwithstanding his divisive and dangerous rhetoric, Trump's presidency has been marked by more orthodox policies than his opponents feared and his supporters expected.
Capturing the nation's imagination has always been an asset to presidential contenders. It has granted them instant name recognition, an ability to excite and mobilise the electorate, and the capability to pull in dollars for the long and expensive presidential campaigns.
It's the only thing that will stop the Trump tantrums: adult voters finally telling him he must grow up or get out.
[T]he U.S. isn’t going to retreat and give up its hegemony ... it appears it's set its sights on creating a military alliance of the U.S., Japan, India and Australia to contain China.
After 18 months of investigations, there is no email or document or witness's testimony that proves Russia-Trump collusion. In short, there is still no smoking gun.
Donald Trump plays an important role in this story, because his overt racism and sexism created "values" stakes for these voters. That is, these elections have turned on core values of inclusion, fairness, equality, and democracy.