Canes-Wrone in Christian Science Monitor on "Trumpism"

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020

The Christian Science Monitor discussed Trumpism and the future of the Republican party (Why Trumpism is Here to Stay), interviewing Brandice Canes-Wrone on the logic of Trump's positions and coalition in contrast with the party:

Trumpism itself has a much more anti-globalist ideology than traditional Republicanism. It’s more generous in terms of social insurance; he’s not trying to significantly reform Social Security or Medicare, or even indicating any interest in doing that.... Its [conservative judicial philosophy and approach to taxes and regulation] are consistent, but the anti-globalism and even the kind of strong preservation of Social Security and Medicare and the willingness to spend a lot during the pandemic, you could say anyone would do that. But with Trump, you don’t sense the kind of hesitation you might find with a more traditional Republican.

Brandice Canes-Wrone is Donald E. Stokes Professor in Public and International Affairs, Professor of Politics, and Director, Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) at Princeton University.