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Why Trumps choice, chances are good

populism is nothing New in the United States. As President Andrew Jackson, who expanded the American choice of law in the 1830s, decisive, and US spoke to America's little people. There was a strong populist movement at the turn of the 19th century. 20. Century, took on powerful companies and for farmers, ranchers, and workers began.

In the 1930s, an enthusiastic Louisiana's corrupt Governor Huey Long, the voters with his attacks on social injustice. Three decades later, Alabama's racist Governor George Wallace in got in a fight with his resistance against racial integration to the hero's white and middle-classes and the populist Symbol of this resistance. Common to all populist was a challenge to the elites and a more or less subtle appeal to racial resentment.

He sweeps, where he can

Now> Donald Trump with a populist label is adorned

What Trump have in common with former US populists, resentment against immigrants and minorities, as well as tirades against elites, unless they are on the top floors of the financial and economic activities. The President's turning against the liberal media and made a mockery of intellectuals and universities. Feeling of life and liberal Beliefs of the inhabitants of American cities are suspect to him.

but the populism of the President is exhausted. Instead of his clientele of White from the lower and middle layers, Evangelicals, and older voters in the country and in smaller towns, practical help and facilitation of the management of their often difficult existence to offer, is trying to trump the government to remove social benefits, where you can only.

A publicist, the choice describes 2020 as a struggle between a democratic "coalition of Transformation" that is directed to the front, and a backward-looking Republican "coalition of restoration".

Whether the state of medical care of Old and needy, whether food stamps or aid for the disabled: from populism, there is no trace. Trump's recent budget is a document of a government without empathy, even wanted to cancel the subsidies for the Paralympic games. As a result, a storm of indignation arose, acknowledged the President last week. Loser in the Trump presidency of his voters, the winner so far, thanks also to the unjust tax reform by 2017 the Rich and companies.

Nevertheless, the President may calculate that their chances of re-election in 2020. Because in addition to the economy is good, it Trumps the fomenting of resentment, as well as those tirades against elites, the loyalty of its electorate. All of the studies of political scientists, sociologists, and demographers after the presidential election in 2016, that candidate, Trump was the beneficiary of this resentment and less of the fear of social descent.

The liberal journalist Ronald Brownstein describes the looming election in 2020 as an epochal struggle between a democratic "coalition of Transformation" that is directed to the front, as well as a backward-looking Republican "coalition of restoration". The latter has not interfered so far, that Trumps populism is merely placed. His attacks on liberal elites, including his invocation of a traditional US-American draws them unchanged. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 01.04.2019, 19:30 Uhr

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