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In mooting delay in election, Trump threatens to divide

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US President Donald Trump. Photo: AP

US President Donald Trump. Photo: AP

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US President Donald Trump. Photo: AP

If the election of President Donald Trump was improbable everything that has happened since borders on the unbelievable.

Staring into the teeth of a knock-down, drag-out defeat, many wondered how he would get the horseshoe into the glove to throw the counter-punch he so needs to get him off the ropes in his battle with Joe Biden.

Stung by news the US economy has suffered its biggest blow since the Great Depression, he has recklessly looked to postpone the US election. It may only look like a feint or a shimmy, but it has the potential to unbalance and bitterly divide.