Donald Trump will survive as president – for now

US leader’s alarming behaviour has yet to provoke a meaningful Republican backlash

US president Donald Trump in Hamburg, on Friday.  Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump in Hamburg, on Friday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

This week was holiday time in the US, a moment when Americans traditionally pause, come together and celebrate the annual Fourth of July festivities that mark the birth of the American nation.

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