The Trump Hotel in Las Vegas with a Senor Frog's Bar and Grill in the foreground, 2017

USA Update 2019 – America in the Age of Trump

In November 2016, Donald Trump upset expectations by winning a narrow victory over Hillary Clinton. He is easily the most controversial candidate to win the presidency in recent memory, running on an anti-establishment, right-wing populist platform with radical political proposals and harsh rhetoric against minorities. How did this anti-politician win the presidency? After more than two years in the White House, how much of his radical campaign rhetoric did he try to turn into actual policy and how much success did he have? What challenges does the president face in terms of congressional politics, the economy, foreign policy and a deeply divided American society? This talk addresses these issues and also provides comic relief through caricatures and satirical videos.


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