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America is burning – and it could cost Trump the presidency

Will civil unrest seal Trump’s downfall?

6 June 2020

9:00 AM

6 June 2020

9:00 AM

‘The crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon come to an end,’ said Donald Trump on 21 July 2016, as he accepted the Republican party’s nomination for the presidency of the United States. ‘Safety will be restored.’

Mark that down as a broken promise. On Friday, as a seething mob menaced the White House, the Secret Service rushed Mr Trump down to the emergency bunker under the East Wing.

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