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Trump as the US Guy Fawkes

Financial Times August 23rd, 2023

The steady tightening of the legal net around Donald Trump (Report, August 17th) prompts the thought that, like the annual November 5 firework celebrations in the UK marking Guy Fawkes’ failure to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605, Trump’s attempt to demolish American democracy deserves a similar public annual celebration. A large bonfire, topped by an effigy displaying Trump’s characteristic features – a blonde hairdo or toupee, orange face, long red tie –  would seem to fit the bill and January 6 would be the date.