Confidence in the Trump whim is unlikely to survive a recession | Robe – AuthenticAfrican

Posted on by Robert Shiller

In an economic downturn Americans will reassess their president’s unreal narrative and random management style

Donald Trump concluded his remarks at the recent G7 summit by inviting the assembled leaders to hold next year’s meeting at his Doral country club near Miami, describing a fantasy-like world of “magnificent buildings” whose “ballrooms are among the biggest in Florida and the best”. It was yet another instance of the US president’s public narrative, which has been on a rising growth path for nearly 50 years.

One can observe this by searching Trump’s name in digital news sources such as Google Ngrams. His narrative has been slow to grow by contagion, but it has been growing for a long time, such that his domination of public discourse in the United States almost seems implausible.

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