20 thoughts on “Fareed Zakaria: Trump's plutocratic populism marches on

  1. Perhaps Zakaria's English isn't the best, but "plutocrat" means "a person who derives their power from wealth," and "populism" means "a political approach that strives to appeal to ordinary people who feel that their concerns are disregarded by established elite groups."

    Thus, the term "plutocratic populism" is inherently self-contradictory, an oxymoron in fact. THIS is the level of "intellectual insight" of Zakaria. Rational coherence is not a value at CNN (which is Certainly Not News), but Zakaria takes the CNN "narrative" to new heights.

  2. That was easy to know during the election:

    Donald Trump Wants You to Think He’s a Populist. But His Economic Plan Is Built for the Rich.
    http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2016/09/15/donald_trump_explains_his_economic_plan.html

    Donald Trump’s new team of billionaire advisers could threaten his populist message
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/08/05/donald-trumps-economic-team-the-ultra-rich-to-the-rescue/

    In 2006, Donald Trump was hoping for a real estate crash.
    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/may/26/hillary-clinton/hillary-clinton-faults-donald-trump-hoping-real-es/

    Trump wants ex-Goldman partner Mnuchin to run U.S. Treasury: Fox Business
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-treasury-idUSKBN12Y25X?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=581bd0b504d3014d0af06d52&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

    The ‘Anti-Establishment’ Candidate Boasts about His History of Bribing Politicians
    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/430266/donald-trump-bribery-politicians-hillary-clinton-robert-menendez-solomon-melgen

    Trump gets millions from golf members. CEOs and lobbyists get access to president (2017)
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/09/06/trump-gets-millions-golf-members-ceos-and-lobbyists-get-access-president/632505001/

  3. So 99 percent, don't file in April. Remember " no taxation without representation" ? We are NOT being represented !

  4. Fareed has a sad because Trump is moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem.
    Not even fucking a goat can make him feel better.
    And goats all over the world are smiling again.

  5. In short, Trump supporters are okay with getting exploited and abused by the rich class, as long they are white, but would not want non-whites to be equally prosperous as themselves. These people are the very antithesis of Christ, who they claim to follow.

  6. Well of course. Trump baits his supporters with social issues in order to get their votes so he can get elected and pass his policies for the richest .1%

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