Donald Trump spent much of his presidency behaving more like the leader of a political cult than the leader of the free world. Therefore, it’s hardly surprising that the whole world breathed a collective sigh of relief at high noon on January 20. Because that’s when, like a proverbial messiah, Joe Biden took the presidential oath that exorcised in an instant all the demonic forces Trump had come to personify.
No doubt Biden will do much to restore America. But beware that Trump's presidency said far more about America than Trump.