Five trends that will shape America in 2021

Biden is going to be “a man on a small, lonely island trying to unite the country,” attempting to restore civility and return to normal in an America where that’s no longer possible, Axios’ Margaret Talev reports.

“I think the only thing he really controls is himself, and that’s [why] he’ll try to use the bully pulpit.”

President Trump’s expected announcement that he’ll run for president again in 2024 allows him “to freeze the Republican Party in place,” Axios’ Jonathan Swan reports. The timing isn’t imminent, but when it happens, “he will try to control the Republican National Committee … and he’s going to try to squash the prospective 2024 Republican field.”

And to those Republicans who want to run in 2024 themselves and hope Trump will walk off into the sunset: “He ain’t doing that.”