NEWSWEEK: Donald Trump Was a Hero to Europe’s Far Right, But They Still Can’t Win Office

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Release date: 8/11/2017

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So what makes Trump’s America different? Rob Ford, an expert on the radical right at England’s Manchester University, told Newsweek it comes down to two important factors: the presidential system, which can allow outsiders to leap to the top, and the depth of U.S. political partisanship.

“American partisanship is an incredibly powerful force,” said Ford. Trump’s core vote is somewhere around 15 to 20 percent of the U.S. electorate, he guesses, but party loyalty in the U.S. means that once you pick up the primary, you can consolidate a huge number of other voters.

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TitleDonald Trump Was a Hero to Europe’s Far Right, But They Still Can’t Win Office
Media name/outletNewsweek
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date8/11/17
DescriptionSo what makes Trump’s America different? Rob Ford, an expert on the radical right at England’s Manchester University, told Newsweek it comes down to two important factors: the presidential system, which can allow outsiders to leap to the top, and the depth of U.S. political partisanship.

“American partisanship is an incredibly powerful force,” said Ford. Trump’s core vote is somewhere around 15 to 20 percent of the U.S. electorate, he guesses, but party loyalty in the U.S. means that once you pick up the primary, you can consolidate a huge number of other voters.
URLwww.newsweek.com/donald-trump-europe-populism-far-right-anniversary-705053
PersonsRobert Ford