The Trump Card That Failed

How the 45th U.S. president miscalculated his re-election strategy by playing to his base — and to his own worst impulses

Two computer screens with headlines announcing Biden’s win
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In the wee morning hours of Nov. 9, 2016, not long after Donald Trump received a concession call from Hillary Clinton, he made his first appearance as president-elect to jubilant supporters at the Midtown Hilton in…



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Darren Richardson

Darren Richardson


Headline writer & copy editor for 15-plus years in newspapers (1990–2006) ; digital professional since 2008. Twitter: