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Trump has pulled the US apart. That doesn’t mean Biden can beat him

Joe Biden hopes to defeat Trump through old-fashioned politics, and then restore some old-fashioned normality to the United States. But have the country’s furious divisions made that impossible?

By Sam Tanenhaus   July 2020

The last week of May 2020—one of the most horrific in American history—may also be remembered as the week in which the election of 2020 was decided.

It started calmly enough. On Monday 25th May, Memorial Day, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president Joseph Biden appeared at a veterans’ war memorial near his home in Delaware. Biden was with his wife Jill, and was carrying a wreath. Like millions of other Americans, he has been following “stay at home” orders and it was the first time he had been glimpsed in…

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