Flawed Candidate: Donald

Jeff Gates2016-08-11

Chamomile Tea Party

Chamomile Tea Party

After Donald Trump announced his campaign for president in 2015, the post-truth era reached new pinnacles that have yet to abate. At first, the media didn't take Trump's claims seriously. But they resonated with his initial base: poor whites who felt left out of our country's economic gains and ignored by our politicians and the rest of society. Trump's popularity was a reflection of citizens' desperation for change—so desperate, they were willing accept his mistruths because his populist rhetoric focused on their concerns and insecurities. At first, the Republican establishment rejected Trump. But, as the groundswell grew, they eventually embraced his candidacy in order to retain power.

The posters in this series reflect the conflicts the American political system has been experiencing during the turbulent period between 2010-2018. They are meant to encourage an exploration and a dialogue about the cultural minefield we now find ourselves in.

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  • Title: Flawed Candidate: Donald
  • Creator: Jeff Gates
  • Date Created: 2016-08-11
  • Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)