Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention in 2016/Damon Winter/The New York Times

Five ways Trump wins

Reports of his defeat are greatly exaggerated

1. Message: Freedom.

2. The economy trends better.

3. The entire GOP will rally ‘round Trump.

4. “Progressives” stay home.

5. Covid suppresses the Democratic vote.

A Pullet Surprise-winning writer who always appreciates free chicken.