It's not only the economy, stupid. Trump's high poll numbers point to a profound failure of both civic institutions and human psychology.
I have said it before, the cult of T is driven by thanatos/a death wish.
Sidebar: I have issues with Biden's militarism in respect to China. As suggested by our inept performances in Afghanistan and Iraq, I feel that he is biting off more than we can chew, Russia, Iran and China. Maybe Delaware Dupont dollars are motivating his military Keynesianism?vvAs much of a gangster as Kissinger was, he understood how to play sides of each other. Regrettably Biden/Blinken do not get it. Let the Chinese have their sphere of influence. I have no issue with the Chinese claiming islands in the South China Sea or even Taiwan; we need to accept the 21st century is not the US century. Russia and Iran are the real threats, not China.