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
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...

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