It feels as if almost every American presidential election is billed as the ‘nastiest in US history’. Steerpike, contrarian that he is, would like to reject this lazy media characterisation. Politics is always nasty and American politics has its own particular viciousness.
When it comes to the likely Trump vs Biden rematch in 2024, however, all bets on civility are truly off.
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