Populism Finds the Way: Trump, Pollsters and the People's Choice
Mainstream, VOL LV No 1 New Delhi December 24, 2016 - Annual 2016
6 Pages Posted: 1 Nov 2017
Date Written: January 29, 2017
‘Aftermath’ of the American presidential elections, streets in several cities of America rocked with the slogan “Not My President”. This sloganeering rose against a person who went into election (and won the same) with a campaign catchphrase ‘Make America Great Again’. The protesters termed his win ‘unusual’, ‘unexpected’ and ‘unconventional’ and feared the ways he would realize his dream of making America great again! Mr. Donald John Trump, a real estate mogul, businessman, pageant owner and a billionaire reality TV star is the new president of United States of America. Defeating all pollsters’ predictions, crushing the media agenda and undermining the popular votes, he surged to victory and set a new paradigm of the American character of presidential candidate. This article looks into his win with a deeper insight and meaning crossing beyond the Democrat and Republican Party politics.
Keywords: Populism, Elections, Pollsters, America, People’s Choice
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