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Don’t think for a moment Trump’s illness spells the end of right-wing populism – Sydney Morning Herald

In the likely outcome that Trump survives he is unlikely to suffer any loss of political popularity before facing the polls.

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There are precedents to guide us. The right-wing populist leaders of two other major nations have been infected with the virus. Britains Prime Minister Boris Johnson was careless of the virus and promised to keep shaking hands “continuously” until he was infected in March. He was admitted to intensive care, and later said that it “could have gone either way”.
The result? His approval rating soared on his release from hospital and remained above his pre-hospitalisation level for a couple of mont…

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