Belonging, racism and white backlash in the 2016 US Presidential Election
Authors: Gabriel, D.
Publisher: Centre for the Study of Journalism Culture and Community
Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election has been attributed to disaffection among the American populace and its disengagement with the US political system, leading to a seismic shift towards populism. However, in common with Brexit, dominant discourses in Trump’s campaign centred on issues around belonging and identity with clearly marked boundaries of inclusion and exclusion.