A cauldron of resentment, Donald Trump is able to tap into and articulate the resentments of his followers in a way that Democrats and other professional politicians have not been able to do. Capitalizing on his followers’ resentment of politicians, Trump has successfully mobilized voters by touting himself as an outsider and as antiestablishment. The article reflects on the 2016 US presidential campaign, factors behind Trump’s stunning victory, and consequences of his presidency.
Douglas Kellner; Brexit Plus, Whitelash, and the Ascendency of Donald J. Trump. Cultural Politics 1 July 2017; 13 (2): 135–149. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/17432197-4129089
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