The Imaginary Trump




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L
ike Andrew Jackson, Donald Trump is the man who represents the age in which he lived. Whatever you think of the age. Jackson embodied a generation of men who had risen and made their mark in a young country. It represented their desire for greater representation, even though it cost slaves and Indians alike. It represented their desire to wrest control of a nation’s institutions, which had been monopolized by a small patrician elite. Jackson was in part the product of a new print media culture.

Donald Trump represented an era of celebrities, the age of approval deals. This is the age of