This time last week (https://www.businesslive.co.za/fm/opinion/2020-05-28-giulietta-talevi-can-trump-spend-his-way-back-into-the-white-house/) I highlighted in this column the argument that if US President Donald Trump can spend America out of the Covid-19 pandemic, essentially ditching all Republican ideals of small government and free market liberalism, he has a good crack at re-election.

Then came the killing of George Floyd by police. Trump’s response has been – well, pick an adjective: disturbing, lamentable, infuriating, wrong …..

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