Donald Trump against the liberal system

he latest Republican debate has just taken place in the United States. American multi-billionaire and media mogul Donald Trump turned out to be in the spotlight and is leading in opinion polls. According to the latest opinion polls, he is supported by more than 38% of Republicans. His closest rival, Senator Ted Cruz, has a modest 15%.

Trump has allowed himself to make politically incorrect statements. He frequently mocks Muslims, people with disabilities and women. And this is the reason why many Americans support him.

Snazzy image

Trump’s rhetoric and his campaign as a whole are built on demonstrating his independence from traditionally powerful interest groups. Trump does not need money from sponsors, and therefore he can afford to say what he thinks and behave as he pleases. The fact that this behavior enjoys such support demonstrates that the key trends of American neo-liberalism are tacitly rejected by a large portion of American society. In supporting Trump, people demonstrate their opposition to “tolerance,”

the priority of minority rights over the identity of the majority, and their rejection of feminism and the hypocritical foreign policy of the United States.

However, supporting Trump does not only amount to a protest vote. Trump offers the good old-fashioned image of the "Father of the Nation" which, although it is traditionally attributed to "non-democratic" regimes, is actually typical of American history. Washington, Lincoln, and Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt and Reagan can be found in such a position. Trump stands for the protection of the traditional Anglo-Saxon identity and conservative values.

Trump also brings new features to the age-old image of a strong, masculine leader, as he is very much a showman. Trump is turning the typically boring and senseless American election campaign into an exciting show. Postmodern nonsense is being answered with Trump’s eccentric madness, and he is winning. 

A nightmare for lobbyists

Nothing demonstrates the state of the contemporary American political system more clearly than the growing gap between Trump’s support by ordinary republicans and his rejection by the Republican party leadership.

Indeed, Trump operates independently of the influential lobby groups within the Republican Party and this, combined with his growing popularity, is an issue of serious concern for the Republican establishment. The seriousness of this challenge was confirmed by The Washington Post. The newspaper noted that Republicans are conspiring to prevent a Trump victory in primaries, and that the party is by no means ready to name him as its candidate.

Trump has turned out to be a real nightmare for the lobby groups that have a large influence on both the foreign and domestic policies of the country. For example, the Israeli lobby has already received Trump’s official refusal to protect their interests.

Trump, in turn, says that he is ready to run as an independent candidate. If this happens, he will be one of the first independent candidates with a high chance of taking the White House, something which has rarely been achieved before. 

Trump’s Ideology

As mentioned before, Trump’s ideology is a postmodern version of American conservatism free from politically correct liberal illusions. His main idea is supporting the identity which has been eroded by mass migration, the education system, leading media, and the liberal politicians who have usurped power and enacted liberal cultural policies and gender politics with state power. He presents himself as the show without which the Society of the Spectacle’s play cannot go on. 

Trump’s realism

Trump's positions on foreign policy are classic realism, i.e., he subscribes to the idea that the world is a space where world powers balance their interests, and in which the world is not a place in which America should spread democracy and liberal values. Trump values power most of all and promises to make America strong again, but he also respects others’ power and the order which these powers create. The undemocratic nature of his opponents’ regime means nothing to him. He has a positive attitude towards both Vladimir Putin’s Russia and Bashar al-Assad’s Syria, and this is justified on the basis that, even though he is not their admirer, he is simply a realist. They are strong and the US has to negotiate with them rather than attempting to change their models, which results in chaos. 

Against the System

Thus, "crazy" Trump aims for the creation of world stability more than his opponents and the current US government. Trump’s realism is a challenge to both the liberal globalists from the CFR and the US neoconservatives and various "liberal hawk" groups whose interactions have determined the overall balance of American foreign policy for the last 20 years.

In the sphere of domestic politics, Trump challenges liberal hegemony, the institutional challenge of the traditional two-party system, and its mechanisms for lobbying and promoting the "right candidates.” Voting for Trump means choosing the candidate who does not represent the system of consensus of the secret elite.

The rise in popularity of such anti-systemic conservative populist figures as Trump in the US, Marine Le Pen in France, the leader of the Italian Northern League, Matteo Salvini, and the non-establishment left in Southern Europe demonstrates the systemic crisis of the Western political system. It is being increasingly perceived as undemocratic, repressive, and divorced from the values and the identity of the majority.

The fact that both the right and left are uniting in a warping of institutional relationships and on the basis of a unity of shared values against such political forces shows that a virtual one-party system has been established in the West. 


The growing popularity of Donald Trump is a serious challenge to the entire American political system. The task of the American political establishment today is to stop or exclude Trump by any means possible from the political process where he and others like him are an “extra element.” To do this, any means are suitable. Fraud in the primaries and presidential elections cannot be excluded. In addition, it is likely that Trump could suddenly become seriously ill or die.