Trumped Up: Is Donald Trump making America great again?

As slogans go, it was a catchy little number dismissed as flip by the critics. We examine his impact in economic, political and cultural terms

19th March, 2017
7
Trump’s face on a TV screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: to many people’s dismay, the president has filled his cabinet with Wall Street insiders PIc: AP

It was the slogan that defined a campaign, and one that – for better or for worse – is set to define a presidency. Make America Great Again.

MAGA, to give it its trucker cap acronym, spoke directly to the disenfranchised and the down at heel; those experiencing “cognitive dissonance”, as described by the Rust Belt-reared JD Vance in Hillbilly Elegy, borne of “a broken connection between the world we see and the values we...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Appetite for Distraction: our pick of home entertainment

TV review: Burglar’s stylish tale will steal your heart

Radio review: Questioning Official Ireland’s take on a dark past

TV review: A Regency romp with pomp but little else