Sunday, December 11, 2016
Donald Trump is using a variant of the George W. Bush governing philosophy. The problem faced by both GOP administrations is the party's signature policies (tax cuts for the wealthy, deregulation, increased defense spending) are unpopular. Bush disguised this with centrist rhetoric to cover hard-right policies. Trump is using splashy, populist-sounding jobs deals (e.g. Carrier) plus the ongoing reality-show Twitter circus to distract from hard-right Cabinet picks. Andrew Prokop explains on vox.com.
Posted by Ballard Burgher at Sunday, December 11, 2016