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Not every Trump voter is racist or misled. There’s a rational Trump voter too

Not every Trump voter is racist or misled. There’s a rational Trump voter too

Last week, I wrote that I can’t wrap my head around the fact that more than 70 million Americans voted for a second Trump term. This analysis helped with the wrapping, and gave me new ways of thinking about this election. It presents seven rational reasons for supporting Trump. The premise: «In a democracy where you can’t change the system, and you don’t expect much from that system either, a different rationale comes into play that is so often overlooked by punditry in western countries: you maximise your little stake in it.


Published in Weekly Filet ##325, in November 2020.

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