The Fear of Donald Trump’s Playbook

Our politics can be complex, but Donald Trump is not a riddle — and neither are the people who continue to support him

A Trump supporter at an election eve rally wears a US flag hat with lights spelling Trump and a MAGA flag around his neck
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Leave it to this country and the year 2020 to make even victory miserable.

By Wednesday afternoon, Joe Biden had received more votes than any presidential candidate in history. Joe…