People know Trump is a "liar" and a "cheat". That's precisely why they voted for him. They thought he'd lie and cheat on their behalf.
If the Democrats go into the 2020 elections complaining about the conduct of the 2016 elections, they don't stand a chance against Trump's populist appeal.
The results have been used as evidence of America's "cold civil war", with either side able to interpret them as they wish. To an extent, that division has been imported to Australia.
It's good news overall for the Democrats, but the thorny issue of intra-party conflict remains a pressing concern.
These may be the most newsworthy midterms in recent memory. Here's everything you need to know.
For years we've heard about debt and deficits from the right. How will it react to a Trump spending plan? With consistency and principle -- or with arrant hypocrisy, like in Australia, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane wonder.
Trump's family-based campaign appeared, for a time, to finally get through to the Donald, but then it all went downhill again.
The new political order is of a great split between localists and globalists, nationalists and cosmopolitans, and each side of that divide has its left and right.