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Even if he is unable to elect McCarthy speaker, it is still Trump’s party.

Which of these two presidents has more dominion over the Republican Party? It isn’t really close, even as Trump has not persuaded some of the MAGA members of the House GOP to vote for Kevin McCarthy. No matter how much there’s a “turn the page” breeze blowing, this is Trump’s party far more than Reagan’s. The optimism of Ronald Reagan has been replaced by Donald Trump’s view of “American carnage”. The Woodrow Wilson once celebrated by Democrats as a progressive champion is now seen as a repressive despot. How does Trump’s legacy compare with the reputations of his predecessors?