It is 2.46am on US election night. The video shows Donald Trump hovering behind a curtain, waiting to take the stage and celebrate his most unlikely of presidential victories with jubilant supporters. 

All his most prominent allies are there – Mr Trump’s sons Donald Jr and Eric, his wife Melania and campaign chiefs Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon. 

So too is the man shooting the backstage footage, unseen by the camera but among the few dozen present for this moment of history: Dan Scavino. 

“Scavino, still at it man,” says Ms Conway, spotting the camera moments before they step onto the stage. “Look at him, he doesn’t miss one thing.”

In Britain, as in much of America, few people have heard…

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