CHARBONNEAU – Donald Trump’s big-tent coalition of the deluded
PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS ASSEMBLED a ragtag rabble of misfits into “Trump’s Army”.
The disgraced president was able to unite marginalized groups in a way no other president has done. Believers in alien abductions, the Deep State, QAnon, the Proud Boys and the Illuminati all found a home in the White House.
Trump brought those on the fringes of society to prominence. Not only did he elevate these groups, he embodied their alternate reality. He epitomized a deranged mentality.
Political commentators struggled with Trump’s brand of leadership at first, calling it populism – an appeal to ordinary people who feel that their concerns are disregarded by established elite groups. It’s now clear that Trump’s leadership defies historical labels.
David Charbonneau is a retired TRU electronics instructor who hosts a blog at http://www.eyeviewkamloops.wordpress.com.
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