Episodes of The Apprentice highlighted the moment when a fired contestant would trudge out of Trump Tower, head down, shoulders slumped, resignedly dragging a wheelie suitcase across the lobby. This Reject-in-Chief is not likely to follow his own script.

Whatever happens next—and for a thin majority of voters, Biden’s victory was a huge relief—this crisis is not over. Friday night, Biden promised to mend the nation, saying, “There is no reason we can’t own the 21st century.” That was soothing and about as persuasive as when he stated earlier this week that ours is “a system of governance that’s been the envy of the world.” Um, no. It’s not even the envy of the Third World.