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Donald Trump’s populist appeals failed to win over an electorate which wanted and needed a competent covid-19 response.

Lacatus, Cora and Meibauer, Gustav (2020) Donald Trump’s populist appeals failed to win over an electorate which wanted and needed a competent covid-19 response. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (19 Nov 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Since the reality of the threat of COVID-19 became apparent, President Trump has taken little meaningful action to protect Americans from the pandemic. Analysing the now lame-duck president’s tweets, Corina Lacatus and Gustav Meibauer argue that Trump’s decision to make populist appeals over the course of the election did not have the intended effect of increasing support from his base. Instead, Trump’s obvious lack of a competent COVID-19 management strategy may well have doomed him electorally.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2020 11:06
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2021 23:28
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/107776

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