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Published in: Society 6/2020

01-12-2020 | Symposium – The State of American Politics

Trump Knows Best: Donald Trump’s Rejection of Expertise and the 2020 Presidential Election

Author: Mark D. Brewer

Published in: Society | Issue 6/2020

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Abstract

Education level—often referred to as the “diploma divide”—has been implicated as one of the key cleavages in the 2016 presidential election. This piece explores this division over time, along with the most common explanations of the education cleavage in 2016, class and racial resentment. Voters’ views on the value of expertise are added as a possible explanation of the 2016 electoral divide by education level.
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The examples of this are virtually limitless, but for two more prominent examples, one can see Trump’s first inaugural address and his 2020 Republican nomination acceptance speech.
 
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Metadata
Title
Trump Knows Best: Donald Trump’s Rejection of Expertise and the 2020 Presidential Election
Author
Mark D. Brewer
Publication date
01-12-2020
Publisher
Springer US
Published in
Society / Issue 6/2020
Print ISSN: 0147-2011
Electronic ISSN: 1936-4725
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12115-020-00544-w