The US Republican Party will gather from July 18–21 to formally nominate Donald Trump as its presidential candidate. This may be contested — the ‘Never Trump’ movement is searching for a way to open the convention — but regardless, Trump has already altered the Grand Old Party (GOP) dramatically. He will likely lose in November. But ‘Trumpism’ — white nationalism, America First, overt hostility to Islam and the growing diversity of the United States, border control, and foreign policy disinterest — will survive. And if it feeds through into policy, it will impact America in Asia.
Trump himself is a …read more