Have populist politics reached “peak” Trump?

Source: Chicago Tribune
by Clarence Page

“Whew! That was close. I wasn’t expecting to be waiting on the edge of my seat for the outcome of this year’s Dutch parliamentary elections. But I wasn’t expecting Donald Trump to be America’s president either. After Brexit, Britain’s vote last year to leave the European Union, and Trump’s upset election victory, the whole world has been watching to see whether a wave of anti-immigrant populist upsets would seal a trifecta in the Netherlands and keep rolling through upcoming elections in France, Germany and other European nations. In the Netherlands, in Wednesday’s parliamentary elections, that movement’s champion was anti-Muslim firebrand Geert Wilders, a Trump fan with similarly interesting hair (you might even say it glows!) and xenophobic attitudes toward immigrants and refugees.” (03/18/17)

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