Trump's cult of personality in the Republican Party

WASHINGTON • The night of June 12 at the Liberty Tap Room & Grill in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Mr Mark Sanford, who had till then never lost an election, tasted defeat for the first time.

Mr Sanford has had a controversial life, but that has never stopped him from winning elections. This time, he made the mistake of making derogatory comments about President Donald Trump.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 25, 2018, with the headline 'Trump's cult of personality in the Republican Party'. Print Edition | Subscribe