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Donald Trump (2016)


From Trump +‎ -ism.


  • IPA(key): /tɹʌmp.ɪsm/
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Particularly: "US"

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Trumpism (uncountable)

  1. The philosophy and politics espoused by Donald Trump.
    • 2015 August 25, Ruth Marcus, “A look inside Trump's political philosophy”, in The Washington Post[1], →ISSN, retrieved October 2, 2022:
      What is Trumpism? Or, to put it more tartly, is there a coherent political philosophy underlying his candidacy?...There can be Reaganism without Reagan. There can be no Trumpism without Trump...Trumpism is not so much a theory of government as a celebration of one individual's claimed capacity to govern.
    • 2018 April 16, Omar G. Encarnación, “The Trumpification of the Latin American Right”, in Foreign Policy:
      Given Latin America's right-wing turn’s affinities with Trumpism, it is tempting to see it as part of the global wave of right-wing populism making its way through the United States and Western Europe.
    • 2018 December 3, Paul Krugman, “Climate Denial Was the Crucible for Trumpism”, in New York Times[2]:
      In fact, when you review the history of Republican climate denial, it looks a lot like Trumpism.
    • 2020 November 5, “Trump and Trumpism”, in The Economist[3], →ISSN, retrieved October 2, 2022:
      A mixture of isolationism, cronyism, nativist rhetoric, somewhat performative authoritarianism, corporate tax cuts and personality cult, Trumpism is what the president says it is.
    • 2020 November 8, “The world's populists are losing their White House ally, but global Trumpism is far from over”, in The Washington Post[4]:
      Few are predicting an end to global Trumpism, the nation-first, people-dividing style of governance with a hint of authoritarianism that began to gain traction in Europe and Asia well before Trump's 2016 election.
    • 2022 September 4, Michael Hirsh, “Why Trumpism Will Endure”, in Foreign Policy[5], retrieved October 2, 2022:
      Why Trumpism will endure...Trumpism was a long time coming, and it will be a long time going...The durability of Trump and Trumpism is bringing into harsh relief many of the deeper flaws in the U.S. political system...Emerging class differences had just as much to do with today’s political polarization as race did, and this also helps to explain the continuing populist appeal of Trumpism.

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Trumpism (plural Trumpisms)

  1. A characteristic phrase or statement made by Donald Trump.
    • 2016 June 5, Eric Bradner, Phil Mattingly, “Growing fear inside GOP about Trump”, in CNN[6], retrieved 5 June 2016:
      "That was just painful," said one Republican official who [] added that the reality is McConnell—and Ryan and every Republican in a leadership position or facing an election challenge—"will be stuck dealing with the latest Trumpism every interview of every day, of every month until November."


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