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WOAE033 Trump’s first 100 days, Gabriel A. Delaney

An analysis of the policy implementation of Donald Trump’s campaign promises in his first 100 days as President of the United States of America. Hailing from New York, Gabriel Delaney studies Politics at Oxford University and has experience as a presidential election field organiser in Pennsylvania for the 2012 Obama campaign. As well as critiquing Trump’s presidency, Gabriel is very good at explaining some of the mechanics of the U.S. political system.

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Trump’s appeal and thoughts on his presidency

Since Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election I’ve received several messages from friends asking how this could have happened. Here is a little of my conversation with Gabriel Delaney from before the election in which he gives a good overview of how support for Trump is a push back against political correctness and elite establishment politics in America and a reflection of white nationalism by a portion of the population.

 

To be clear, Gabriel is a Democrat and was supporting Hillary Clinton. This conversation was an election explainer and an overview of the political narratives of each of the candidate’s campaigns. You’ll find the full conversation here.

I’ve seen an outpouring of grief over the election result and fear of what’s to come. Maybe I’m overly optimistic but I’m expecting Trump to be more restrained in office than in campaign mode. The realities of the presidency and institutional checks and balances should reign him in. He’ll likely continue to have loose lips but I struggle to imagine him going through with some of his wild ideas. Here’s hoping.

WOAE013 US presidential election, Gabriel A. Delaney

US presidential election guide with Gabriel Delaney who was a field organiser for the Obama campaign in 2012. Gabriel is from New York and he is currently studying politics at Oxford University with a research interest in political narratives. We discuss the narratives of the Clinton and Trump campaigns and Gabriel explains the electoral map and what is needed by each candidate to win. He also shares insights about strategies in the final days before the election from his experiences of campaigning in Pennsylvania and his involvement with Democrats Abroad UK.

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