Politics as unusual: why America's 'forgotten citizens' stick by their champion

January 22, 2018 Jacob McKenna

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Prof. Bob Schmuhl chronicled Donald Trump's first year in office, and what it means for the future, in "Politics as unusual: why America's 'forgotten citizens' stick by their champion," published by the Irish Independent.

The first two paragraphs are below; the full article can be viewed here.

 

Politics as unusual: why America's 'forgotten citizens' stick by their champion
By Robert Schmuhl

During the dizzying first year of Donald Trump's presidency, Americans and the world at large witnessed a political personality in a state of perpetual war. To the delight of his core supporters, but to the dismay of many others, this pugnacious approach defined Trump's image. But what can we expect from the persistent battler in the future?

To win the White House, Trump attacked opponent after opponent, first during the nominating process against 16 other foes and then in the general election against Hillary Clinton. Radioactive nicknames, including the relentless repetition of 'Crooked Hillary,' became part of his arsenal of insults, and he turned Twitter into a verbal grenade launcher to assault enemies and to defend himself.

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