Donald Trump still looms over American politics

The former president is the Republican front runner, but some fear his personal grievances will weaken the party in the midterms.

Former US President Donald Trump speaking during a rally at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Conroe, Texas, on Jan 29, 2022. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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(FINANCIAL TIMES) - At a fairground in Conroe, Texas, on Jan 29, Donald Trump seemed as riled up as ever.

The "fake news" was under-reporting the crowd, the "raving lunatics" on the left, including President Joe Biden, were running the country into a ditch - and "everyone in Washington" was obsessed with protecting Ukraine's borders instead of America's.

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