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Democrats dig in for guerrilla war as resistance to Trump hardens

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Senate Democratic Leader Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Picture: REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Senate Democratic Leader Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Picture: REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Senate Democratic Leader Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Picture: REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Less than two weeks into the presidency of Donald Trump, the centre ground, to the extent it still existed, has collapsed. Mr Trump's presidency has done more than polarise the United States, it has established terms of battle likely to persist indefinitely.

The abrupt firing of acting Attorney General Sally Yates, after she announced that the Justice Department would not defend the administration's immigration ban in court, crystallised all that had occurred since Mr Trump took the oath on January 20. The coming fight over his Supreme Court nominee will be fiercer than before. The snowballing impact of his presidency continues at an unprecedented pace.


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