US President Donald Trump gestures after speaking during election night in the East Room of the White House in Washington, early on November 4. Trump’s presidency has been divisive and scandal-plagued, yet he has managed to maintain the support of his core base. Photo: AFP US President Donald Trump gestures after speaking during election night in the East Room of the White House in Washington, early on November 4. Trump’s presidency has been divisive and scandal-plagued, yet he has managed to maintain the support of his core base. Photo: AFP
US President Donald Trump gestures after speaking during election night in the East Room of the White House in Washington, early on November 4. Trump’s presidency has been divisive and scandal-plagued, yet he has managed to maintain the support of his core base. Photo: AFP
Chi Wang
Opinion

Opinion

Chi Wang

2020 US election: America’s presidency and its democracy have endured worse

  • In the past century, the US presidency has gone through periods of uncertainty, but the institution has always persevered. Faith in the presidency may wax and wane, but one thing is certain: Americans will have the chance to vote again

US President Donald Trump gestures after speaking during election night in the East Room of the White House in Washington, early on November 4. Trump’s presidency has been divisive and scandal-plagued, yet he has managed to maintain the support of his core base. Photo: AFP US President Donald Trump gestures after speaking during election night in the East Room of the White House in Washington, early on November 4. Trump’s presidency has been divisive and scandal-plagued, yet he has managed to maintain the support of his core base. Photo: AFP
US President Donald Trump gestures after speaking during election night in the East Room of the White House in Washington, early on November 4. Trump’s presidency has been divisive and scandal-plagued, yet he has managed to maintain the support of his core base. Photo: AFP
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