Monday, 24 April 2017

Donald Trump’s Ascendancy in 2016


Trump was no career politician, but despite this and a privileged personal history he worked out, almost remarkably, the discontent in middle America and how to get around the 240-electoral vote “Blue wall” that ran from Wisconsin to North Carolina, encasing a Democrat vote for the past six elections. We had well over a dozen talented and more experienced candidates and yet slowly, Trump lay them all to waste. This was no indolent process it was more dynamic. Over a year-long primary race they, and his Democrat rival in Hillary Clinton, could not match Trump’s better instincts about what troubled so many an American voter, the forgotten middle. It matters little that Trump’s modus operandi was ugly and most certainly cynical, it soon harboured its own momentum and, as the November election drew closer, it seeped into Trump and his camp as if by osmosis.

A very rich Manhattan resident, felt the angst more comprehensively than mainstream media, Clinton, Obama and talented pool of Republican wannabe’s, and in true populist fashion, he courted them, made them feel good, he won them over, he became President. Quite nearly all politicians have a streak of anti-elitist tendencies, Donald Trump was by far the superior populist…

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