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While Donald Trump remains president of the United States until 20 January, he is seeming more disconnected from the affairs of government every day, writes John Matisonn.

President-elect Joe Biden has passed his first major test.

All but ignoring President Donald Trump’s increasingly hysterical efforts to deny him the presidency, Biden’s deft choice of cabinet officers sent the stock market soaring, impressed most media commentators, and even the left-wing of his party cautiously welcomed them.

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