The aid package, the second one this year, gives individuals payments about half the size of the previous one, but more is promised after a new president takes office on Jan. 20.
Direct payments to individuals, along with extended unemployment benefits, are half of what came in the initial aid package. Same for aid to states and localities.
Trumpism, another name for the Trump Effect, may be a legacy, a laughable period or a nightmare, depending on what happens over the next four years with a more “normal” president in turbulent times. Is America, and the presidency, changed forever? Time, and history, will decide.