Trump, Our Favourite Jouissance (2020)
AuthorsZeiher, Cindyshow all
Can we call President Trump stupid? On this question it seems the jury is stillout. Or perhaps we simply enjoy calling him stupid, regardless of whether he is ornot. Although obviously lacking finesse and sophistication, Trump purports a strangetransparency and directness in which, ironically, the modern liberal plea remains atplay. On the other hand, Trump�s ultra-conservative ideological positions on, forexample, economic strategy, climate change, gun ownership, white supremacy,women�s rights, and most recently, the covid-19 pandemic, are privileged by himwith open and unapologetic pride in the face of both contradictory scientificevidence and increasing grassroots opposition in some political circles.