Donald Trump Is Not a Populist

Donald Trump Is Not a Populist

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To beat him, Democrats will have to show voters what real populism is all about.

August 29, 2017

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Donald J. Trump is a populist in the same sense that the Democratic People’s Republic of [North] Korea is democratic.
He is a demagogue who, under the cover of a contrived populism that traffics in resentment of “the other,” pursues a plutocratic course that betrays the very people he tricked into voting against themselves. After an election in which he played on their economic insecurities, he now proposes to cut …

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