Washington, DC – Throughout his time in politics, Donald Trump has seemed nearly immune to scandal. From his earliest days as a United States presidential candidate, he survived gaffes that could have been career-ending – from lewd remarks to allegations of racism – ultimately winning the Republican nomination and later the White House.
His leadership over the Republican Party has since survived two impeachments and a failed run for a second term. Even when his supporters attacked the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, prominent Republicans continued to offer him support.
But this year, Trump, who is running for president again, faced a series of challenges many experts say will be difficult to overcome.
“I think his career is doomed,” Ronald Stockton, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, said of the former president. “He’s got a…