Fintan O’Toole: Assault on US Capitol showed Trump where his market is

If Trump is not impeached and prosecuted for subversion he still has good chance of winning

January 8th, 2021: More views from inside the mayhem, confusion and chaos outside the Capitol as Trump supporters entered and disrupted certification of the Electoral College results. Video: NYT

There’s an American cliché: Run it up the flagpole and see who salutes. It emerged from the advertising industry in the Mad Men era. It’s what you do with an idea that’s a bit outlandish but that just might work; test it out in a promising market.

Last week the Confederate flag that is the emblem of white supremacy, and the Trump 2020 flag that symbolises the overthrow of electoral democracy, replaced the Stars and Stripes in the Capitol building in Washington.

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