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Who’s the Greater Populist, Donald Trump or Angela Merkel?

mishtalk.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / March 23, 2016

In the wake of the ISIS bombings in Brussels, it did not take long for mainstream media to start an attack on anti-immigration, eurosceptic politicians.

For example, and as expected, the Financial Times blasted “populists” including Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, and Nigel Farage.

With that, I have an interesting question: Who’s the greater populist, Donald Trump or Angela Merkel?

Let’s kick off the discussion with a review of the Financial Times article Populist Politicians Seize on Brussels Attacks.

Populist politicians on both sides of the Atlantic were quick to seize on the Brussels attacks.

“Time and time again I have been right about terrorism. It’s time to get tough!” said Donald Trump, the leading candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. He swiftly juxtaposed the attacks with a plea for support in Tuesday’s primaries in Arizona and Utah.

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