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Midterm, shmidterm – Trump is sure to win a second term now

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Christmas hasn’t arrived yet, but all those people out there who despise US President Donald Trump – and they are legion – are already decking their halls with boughs of holly to celebrate after his Republican cronies and enablers lost the House of Representatives to the Democrats in the recently concluded midterm elections.

But while the president’s detractors are singing “fa-la-la-la-la”, they may be well-advised to pause mid-pirouette and reflect on the reality that his days in the White House are far from numbered as a result, never mind the breathless euphoria in the liberal media over “the beginning of the end for Trump”. It’s all wishful thinking, of course.

Even if Trump himself was not on the ballot, this was indubitably a referendum on his leadership, and he wasn’t far off the mark in claiming “close to a complete victory” – the president was the biggest winner in terms of his 2020 re-election campaign.

And that campaign is effectively in full swing already. Midterm, shmidterm – Trump has moved on, his eyes firmly fixed on a second term in the most powerful office on the planet, while the opposition is still busy with more pressing........

© South China Morning Post