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Old 09-12-2015, 07:57 AM
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Trump is a political gadfly, I am not sure Mat realises that as little as 6 years ago he was a Democrat and pro Right to Chose and Pro Gun Control, two issues that such a volte face on suggests only a deep seated desire to play the audience rather that deep seated beliefs.

He has picked up on a very tight demographic in the US, and it is little to do with interventionism as Mat has clearly missed his view on killing IS members families as an act of revenge. He is targeting the dirt poor, lowly educated white lower working class who believe everything that government does is against them. You see the same strategy in the FN in France, UKIP in the UK etc etc. Easily understood targets like migrants, people with difference of colour, sexuality, religion, even physicality such as disabilities. Never mind his deals with Muslims to build Dubai golf course or riding roughshod over poor workers in his hotels or local residents in Scotland to build his latest edifice. He is a charlatan screaming the message that will play to his demographic, with no real belief in what he is saying.

Even if he gets the nomination, now highly unlikely, he has almost zero chance of election as he has alienated so many sections of the voters. But, he is symptomatic of the new political landscape, not just in America but increasingly in Europe.

Doubtless Mat will love it, but a lot of people will be very disturbed by the movement of politics to the edges of left and right and away from the broad centre that has held since WW2, and which brought a degree of global peace, if not a perfect one, and at least a degree of improving life for all rather than just a wealthy elite.
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