Publié le 06/03/2023


Donald Trump's presidency allowed the most radical wing of the Republicans to seize hold of the party.

This means that the majority of Republicans in Congress endorse the theory of the stolen election of 2020, and approve more or less explicitly of the attack on the Capitol of January 6, 2021. Trumpism will outlast Trump as an individual. In its most extreme version, it constitutes a risk of terrorism, or even a risk of sliding into civil war.

Maya Kandel has a PhD from Sciences Po Paris and is an Associate Researcher at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3 .Her latest book is Les États-Unis et le monde, de George Washington à Donald Trump (Éditions Perrin, 2018, in French only).

Article published in Politique étrangère, Vol. 88, No. 1, spring 2023 [1], available in French [2].