Donald Trump and US midterms: How bad was his night?

Wednesday - 09/11/2022 15:13
He may have departed the White House but the figure of Donald Trump still looms large over US politics. With another presidential run in the pipeline, how did the midterm results affect him?
Donald Trump and US midterms: How bad was his night?

Standing before a crowd of adoring supporters in Ohio earlier this week, former President Donald Trump made a promise - a "big announcement" on 15 November, exactly a week after a predicted "red wave" of Republican victories in the midterm elections, which many observers saw as a litmus test of his influence over the party.

The wave, however, turned out to be more of a wavelet.

Mr Trump's announcement - a much-hinted-at 2024 presidential run - will come after an election in which many of his endorsed candidates underperformed, throwing into question the continued viability of the "Make America Great Again" brand of US conservatism.

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