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Pottinger claims "democratic populism" fueled Trump win

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    1. ....Praising “democratic populism” as a driver of Trump’s election to the White House and the U.K.’s Brexit referendum, Pottinger suggested Chinese suppression could eventually cause an uprising....Invoking Trump’s “America First” slogan, he asked whether China “would benefit from a little less nationalism and a little more populism.”...

    Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...ns-china-of-populist-backlash-over-repression

    2. In his article, renowned Trump critic Jack Holmes gave a very vivid and shocking description of President Good Brain:

    (a) nuts and champion buXXshiXXer

    (b) quite clearly unstable and poses grave danger to the republic.

    (c) used a racist slur to refer to a presidential candidate.

    (d) an unstoppable force of fabrication

    (e) just told the same lie for the 80th time that he is responsible for a program that was signed into law (by Obama) in 2014.

    https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a28697908/donald-trump-veterans-choice-lie-80th-time/

    3. Deputy National Security Adviser Matt Pottinger shows that not only he has learned something from his master but also beaten the champion in his art.

    (a) Pottinger praised “democratic populism” as a driver of Trump’s election to the White House. Didn't he know that his master's ascendance was buoyed by voters with a “nativist and ethno-cultural conception of American identity”?

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/12/tru...s-helped-to-vault-him-to-the-white-house.html

    (b) Invoking Trump’s “America First” slogan, he asked whether China “would benefit from a little less nationalism and a little more populism.” This statement by itself is contradictory. Isn't Trump propagating nationalism in his “America First” slogan?

    Hence we have to throw the question back to Pottinger whether America “would benefit from a little less nationalism and a little more populism”.

    https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/01/03/trumps-nationalism-is-arbitrary-dangerous-incoherent-and-silly/

    4. At a weekend event at the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C. in 2018, Pottinger tried to impress his host and audience by quoting Confucius in Chinese to make a point about language and truth. The truth is that he is working under a pathological liar. Instead of being impressed, Confucius would be turning in his grave. :)

    https://supchina.com/2018/10/01/matt-pottinger-quotes-confucius-in-chinese/
     
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