Democrats struggle to take on Trump

With the US president’s approval rating at a new low, the opposition should be in a strong position, but the party is sharply divided
Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer lead the minorities in Republican-held Congress. But as the mid-terms approach in 2018, some say they are failing to inspire the electorate they need to win back control © FT montage; Getty Images

Dressed in resplendent shades of periwinkle, cerulean and cobalt, 10 of the top Democratic lawmakers rolled into the Republican-leaning town of Berryville, Virginia (population: 4,304) to roll out a new election message for the American worker. The tagline: “A Better Deal”.