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Friday 20 January 2017

Trump tactics could win a lot of votes over here

Published 27/02/2016 | 02:30

Donald Trump with wife Melania. Photo: Reuters
Donald Trump with wife Melania. Photo: Reuters

If President Trump fails to become a reality, there is an opening for the Republican contender in a much smaller Republic where he has business interests. Here in Ireland, he could reinvent himself as a political strategist.

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Donald Trump's tank warfare campaign has been a surprise success in the US, but it works not just because it flattens opposition, but because status quo politics is leeching support. And that's a common factor in both the US and Ireland.

In the US, we are seeing the rise of the anti-politician. In Ireland, it's the rise of the anti-Establishment politician.

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