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Trump doesn’t really mean what he says. He’s just trying to change the subject.

Margulies, Ben (2016) Trump doesn’t really mean what he says. He’s just trying to change the subject. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (11 Aug 2016). Website.

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Abstract

In the face of falling poll numbers, Donald Trump has argued that this year’s election may be rigged, and also this week made a veiled threat towards Hillary Clinton by invoking the Second Amendment. But does Trump really mean everything he says? Probably not, writes Ben Margulies, who argues that Trump is merely redeploying existing Republican rhetoric more sharply and to bigger audiences. He argues that Trump’s comments are designed to further develop his populist rhetoric, and to take control of the media agenda, something he needs to do given his recent polling.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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 © CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2017 17:01
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2020 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69260

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