Aidan Regan: To beat Trumpism, Americans must first unite on class interests

Donald Trump preferred to concentrate on a culture war rather than solve the inequality in US society

15th November, 2020
Aidan Regan: To beat Trumpism, Americans must first unite on class interests
People celebrating the election victory of Joe Biden in the US presidential election taunt supporters of Donald Trump outside the Philadelphia Convention Centre. Pic: Getty

Donald Trump lost the US presidential election, but Trumpism is here to stay. Trumpism is the conservative American working class rejection of economic and social liberalism. While Trump governed in the interests of the ultra-rich, he built his brand by presenting himself as the voice of the conservative and rural working class. If he had actually governed in their interests, he might have been re-elected.

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