Whether GOP hopefuls will be the 'new thing' or just Trump imitations, is yet to be determined. With the US president still claiming a stolen election, the 2024 Republican field is filled with contenders hoping to inherit his mantle. In the Financial Times, Edward Luce — the newspaper US National Editor — paints us a picture of what we should expect from US politics over the coming years. Editor's Note: Here, Edward Luce offers an excellent analysis of what the future of politics for the Republican Party and Donald Trump might look like after he steps down from office. It should be noted that this piece was written ahead of the events that transpired in the US Capitol on the 6th of January 2021.