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Turning up trumps

Print edition : April 01, 2016

Donald Trump during a campaign stop on the University of Central Florida campus in Orlando on March 5. Photo: AFP

Ted Cruz at a rally at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Cruz is an uncompromising religious zealot, who believes in much the same kind of programme as Trump on issues of immigration and war-making. Photo: Shawn Gust/Coeur D'Alene Press via AP

Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee last time. He went to the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah to deliver a major address against Trump. Photo: Richard Drew/AP

Donald Trump is the outcome of Nixon’s Southern Strategy, the anti-immigrant sentiment in the party, and the deep wells of Islamophobia that have been cultivated since the 1990s.
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