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The Troll Who Wasn’t There

On the very noticeable and welcome absence of Donald Trump

The sun rises over the Statue of Liberty on January 21, 2021 (Gary Hershorn/Getty)

I’ve thought about Donald Trump every day for almost five years. Every single day, usually many times. I didn’t want to, but couldn’t help it. I bet many of you could say the same.

In spring 2016, as it became clear Trump would be the Republican nominee, I started saying my day was punctuated by…

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Nicholas Grossman

Nicholas Grossman

Senior Editor at Arc Digital. Poli Sci prof (IR) at U. Illinois. Author of “Drones and Terrorism.” Politics, national security, and occasional nerdery.

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