Fear in Washington as Trump presidency enters its final weeks

Even if Trump’s worst instincts are kept in check, the GOP is in a dangerous place

US president Donald Trump pressured Georgia's top election official to "find" enough votes to overturn his election defeat in the state, according to a recording of the hour-long call published by US media. Video: Reuters

The closing chapter of Donald Trump’s presidency was never going to conclude quietly. After four tumultuous years in the White House, the outgoing president is continuing his attack on the norms of American democracy right up to the end.

With just over two weeks remaining until Joe Biden’s inauguration, Trump is doing everything in his power to stop the inevitable, increasingly resembling an irrational elderly monarch refusing to cede power.

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