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If Trump’s rhetoric around conspiracy theories follows him to the White House, it could lead to the violation of rights on a massive scale

Uscinski, Joseph E. (2016) If Trump’s rhetoric around conspiracy theories follows him to the White House, it could lead to the violation of rights on a massive scale. Impact of American Politics & Policy Blog (30 Mar 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Even before his increasingly successful presidential run, Donald Trump was well known as being a promoter of conspiracy theories, which began with his accusations that President Obama was not born in the US, and was thus ineligible for the presidency. But how would a conspiracy theorist act if elected to the White House? Joseph E. Uscinski writes that while conspiracy theories resonate the most when they originate with the least powerful and accuse the most powerful, Trump’s conspiracy theories which target vulnerable groups such as refugees, immigrants and Muslim-Americans, could rally violent public support for his views.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 LSE Impact of American Politics & Policy blog; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F001 United States local history
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2016 08:45
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2019 04:39
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/65952

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