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“He’s one of us”: pandemia, proteste e il significato della figura di Donald Trump per i suoi elettori

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the United States more than any other country in the world, shedding light on the attitude of a president who, branding any word not coming from his Twitter account as fake news, has not hesitated to sympathize with the interests of his constituents, practicing populism even to the detriment of the implementation of necessary national measures against the expansion of the virus. Focusing on the words of a sample of his white Christian voters, collected in the first two years of Donald Trump’s presidency, this article shows how the political actions and public discourse of the president express his alignment with an ethnocentric ideology and the feelings of resentment and displacement of a demographic group that would guarantee him unconditional support.

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Chiara Migliori
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