Sunday 24 September 2017

In Donald Trump's America, the utterly bizarre and apocalyptic now actually seems believeable

Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump cheer as he walks onstage at a campaign event in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The campaign has redefined the limits for the bizarre and the unexpected. Photo: Reuters
Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump cheer as he walks onstage at a campaign event in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The campaign has redefined the limits for the bizarre and the unexpected. Photo: Reuters

David Millward

Donald Trump is photographed mid-speech at a high school in New Hampshire. His mouth is open and his eyes screwed up, while the low angle of the shot makes it look as if his head is merging into his wrinkled neck.

It was hard to avoid hearing snatches of conversation from the table next to mine at a restaurant in a picturesque town in the middle of Maine.

The gist, as far as I could tell, was that there would be moves to set aside the election result if Hillary Clinton won. There was some muttering about martial law.

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