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Message of 2020 election: Trump lost, but Trumpism did not

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Posted at 10:49 AM, Nov 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-08 11:50:00-05

WASHINGTON — One takeaway from the 2020 election is that while President Donald Trump lost, Trumpism did not.

Many voters offered a consistent refrain about Trump: They liked his policies but could not abide his anger-fueled personality, his constant use of Twitter as a weapon and the way he ridiculed anyone who dared disagree with him.

Democrat Joe Biden’s call for a return to decency, and his promise to be a president for all Americans and not just the base of his party, was an important part of his formula.