Trumpism after Trump

Then-President Donald Trump greets supporters during a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa, January 30, 2020. (Leah Millis/Reuters)
The ‘left-behind’ voters who make up his base reflect a global populist-nationalist trend, and they are not going away.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE W ill Trumpism survive President Donald Trump? For many observers, the answer is obvious: no. Trumpism is about Donald Trump, and only Donald Trump, and it has no substance beyond that. It is a rhetoric and an affect, in service to him, and that’s on its best days. On most others, it is a gibbering cult and series of baroque conspiracy theories. Trumpism is just a giant sucking sound around the black hole of the man’s own vanity. It will eventually disappear, as he has, up his own backside.

This is, I think, incorrect. Trumpism is a populist-nationalist politics. It is populist

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