MercoPress, en Español

Montevideo, January 28th 2023 - 10:35 UTC



It's President Donald Trump, after all

Wednesday, November 9th 2016 - 12:42 UTC
Full article 18 comments

Following the Republican candidate's win in Pennsylvania there was virutally no chance the Democrat nominnee Hillary Clinton could reverse the situation and her campain manager John Podesta sent everybody at her camp home to sleep, saying she would not be making any comments during the evening. Read full article


Disclaimer & comment rules
  • EscoSesDoidao

    Lol, half jock ginger nutter.

    Nov 09th, 2016 - 02:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Al que no le guste qué arme un partido y gane las elecciones.

    Nov 09th, 2016 - 03:43 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Enrique Massot

    Those who gave their vote to Trump can now take a look at the news from Argentina, where another CEO was elected as president a year ago, and see their future--crystal clear.

    Nov 09th, 2016 - 05:16 pm - Link - Report abuse -7
  • Pugol-H

    Brexit re-visited, a liberal thinking political elite completely out of touch with the working class voters, Parliamentary Labour party anyone.

    Hillary Clinton more toxic than Trump where it mattered, at the ballot boxes.

    Good choice of candidate by the Democrats, or what.

    Nov 09th, 2016 - 05:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman

    The funny thing of all this mess it that Trump has plenty of things in common with CFK and peronism: populist and basic (very simple) political speech, a primitive nationalism, seeing
    the World as a threat rather than an opportunity, being pro-life, conservative attitude towards social structure.....they have plenty of thing in common....

    Nov 09th, 2016 - 06:48 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Meursault

    It's funny how Latin America takes a turn away from populism just as the rest of the world begins to embrace it. It is indeed opposite land.

    I imagine this spells good news for the Argentine tax amnesty as those on the fence about leaving money in the US will have the decision made easy for them now.

    I imagine Miami is soon to become a more grotesque Chernobyl.

    Nov 09th, 2016 - 07:07 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • bushpilot

    Well, I must say, I thought HRC was going to win for sure. I stand corrected big time.

    But, as an American, if I could have, I would have voted for Elaine for president, and her running mate, Skippy, for vice-president.

    Nov 10th, 2016 - 05:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    I told you all 18 months ago that Trump was going to win.
    I told you all that you didn't understand America.

    Nov 10th, 2016 - 08:19 am - Link - Report abuse +6
  • The Voice

    Welcome back Yankeeboy. Now you have got you new teeth you are much easier to understand. I reckon all that fuss in America has been caused to bury the sad news about the new Toblerone!

    Nov 10th, 2016 - 10:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    We got House of Reps, Senate and the Prez. Just got to get the chief justice fixed.
    Let the good times roll. More teeth than jaws.

    Nov 10th, 2016 - 11:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    The UK wanting Clinton in when she hates the UK and not wanting Trump when he's talked about putting the UK first in trade deals shows just out of touch British politicians are. Clinton wants us to negotiate with Argentina over Falklands sovereignty, and Obarmy hates the UK. Let's support Clinton then! Trump praises Brexit (i.e. what the UK voters wanted, not what the politicos wanted), Trump wants to put the UK first. Trump might establish a better relationship with Moscow and decrease world tension. Let's not talk to Trump ! *UK lemmings jump over the cliff * Can you talk to Trump on faceboo? I want to ask him if he supports the Falkland Islanders right to determination. Because Clinton didn't.

    Nov 10th, 2016 - 12:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic


    Well done!

    Nov 10th, 2016 - 02:49 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Voice

    Don't be fooled that is not Yankeeboy...

    There you can see Condorito posting on the same thread as YB....

    Nov 10th, 2016 - 04:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    All this silly talk about Trumpism being modeled after Peronism. Quaint argento-centrism of the worst sort, as if somehow Perón had invented populism instead of feeding at a well-used trough. ( If Charles de Gaulle and I both preferred Ricard Pastis, does that make me a French nationalist? )

    Remember that Perón got his populism merit badges from Mussolini, whose hardly-new policies formed part of Perón's plans for Argentina. And before them.... similar populism has been the centrepiece for dozens of elections in recent history and there is some degree of it in a number of recent US political movements. In the 19th century the US was a seething cauldron of the sort of populism that we still see popping up today. These days anyone who strikes a chord with any segment of a working class can be branded a populist. Wasn't Bernie Saunders also a populist?

    Besides, Perón is of little consequence to Americans. Trump apparently doesn't have the foggiest idea who Perón was, beyond what he might have seen in a film. Vicente Fox's baseless comparison of Trump to Perón was intended as an insult, not as a serious historical note. And besides, Perón has never (so far as anyone can tell) appeared in anything Trump has mentioned.

    Nov 10th, 2016 - 08:20 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • chronic

    William Jennings Bryant was a perronist?


    Nov 11th, 2016 - 05:27 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Marti Llazo

    NYT magazine article: “How Can Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders Both Be ‘Populist’?”

    [...] “For half a century, most presidential campaigns have featured one or more “populists” from the right, the left or somewhere in between. In 1968, reporters and academics pasted the label on George Wallace, whose campaign literature asked, “Can a former truck driver married to a dime-store clerk and son of a dirt farmer be elected president?” In 1972, Time dubbed George McGovern a “prairie populist” because he had a modest plan to redistribute wealth and hailed from the rural heartland. In 1996, The Atlantic observed that Pat Buchanan’s “hard-right-wing populism ... may be the shape of politics to come.” In 2012, The Hill announced, “Obama cranks up populist pitch” after the president, who previously shied away from us-versus-them talk, called for higher taxes on the rich.”

    “There was a time when “populist” meant something more specific. The word originated with the decidedly left-wing People’s Party that emerged in the Midwest and the South amid the economic turmoil and rampant inequality of the 1890s.....”

    Nov 11th, 2016 - 03:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia I think you are confusing “populist” with the Populist Party - which was populist but whose platform does not define the word.

    Nov 11th, 2016 - 10:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    There are many flavours of populism, hepathetic, just as there are many shades of peronism.

    Nov 12th, 2016 - 12:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0

Commenting for this story is now closed.
If you have a Facebook account, become a fan and comment on our Facebook Page!