Trump Calls His Supporters ‘Elite,’ Doesn’t Understand How Populism Works


This is not, of course, how populism works. It trades on either cultural or economic grievance. One’s enemies possess all the privilege, and we the people must take it back. Once you have declared that you already possess the privilege, the whole basis for it disintegrates.
via Trump Calls His Supporters ‘Elite,’ Doesn’t Understand How Populism Works
He’s claiming status as both elite and victim.