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Trump’s supporters share his idea of the American dream. And it’s all about Vegas, baby

Friesen, Amanda (2016) Trump’s supporters share his idea of the American dream. And it’s all about Vegas, baby. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (26 Jul 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The 2016 election cycle has seen Donald Trump garner support from those who fared the worst in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis and the Great Recession. And yet despite the working classes’ widespread dislike of the cultural elitism of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, Trump’s flaunting of his wealth and privilege has only helped him to win more voters. Amanda Friesen argues that Trump’s ‘Las Vegas’ lifestyle is a form of living the American Dream that his working-class supporters aspire to.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: Public Policy Group
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Public Policy Group
Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2016 11:29
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2019 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/67763

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