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Clive Crook

Beating Trump Won’t Mend America

Even after Trump loses, his run will remain a crushing vote of no confidence in U.S. politics.
They won’t sing “Kumbaya” after he loses.

They wont sing “Kumbaya after he loses.

Photographer: Gerardo Mora

If the polls are to be believed, Donald Trump’s chances of winning the election have all but vanished. The last television debate is unlikely to have arrested his downward trajectory. One should never say never (think of the Brexit referendum) but the question now, it seems, is what will follow Hillary Clinton’s victory.

Here’s what ought to follow: Relief at a disaster averted, followed by some sober reflection.