REFLECTIONS AND COMMENTS: 'TRUMPISM POLITICS: IS IT TRULY APPEALING?'

Charles Micallef
2017 International Journal of Social Sciences  
It is envisaged that Donald Trump won the US Presidential election due to his distinct political strategy, termed as 'Trumpism' or 'Trump factor'. Through comparative and critical thinking, two considerations have been suggested that can possibly answer why Trumpism politics could be appealing. First, Trump was not hesitant to state his views even if these sounded radical: no sweet words, no inhibitions. Furthermore, Trump is sending a message that there is a limit to where one can arrive with
more » ... ne can arrive with diplomacy and partnership agreements for global security issues that are of immense importance to society like: uncontrolled immigration, ISIS terror and North Korean threats. This article can serve as a platform for thorough academic research on Trumpism. A survey on the US-Trump population followed by a number of focus group meetings can tell whether Trump was elected by default or because people desired his radical ideologies.
doi:10.20472/ss2017.6.1.007 fatcat:tbnt6nob2zdzpjrmjx2sbqqeui