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These protests aren’t just about Trump, they’re about everything he stands for

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Enough of the Donald Trump clown show. Too much of the critique of the US incumbent focuses on his vulgarity, his outrageousness, his supposed demeaning of his office, because being presidential traditionally means observing social norms while raining missiles on black and brown people in foreign climes. From the moment the Trump phenomenon became a “have you heard what he just said?!” circus, from the Republican primaries to the presidential election onwards, it served his purpose: it allowed him to frame the debate, such as it is, on his own terms.

When protesters gather in Trafalgar Square on Tuesday, their placards will of course be full of righteous anger over Trump’s record. The “pussy grabbing” misogynist, the man who described neo-Nazis and white supremacists as “fine people”, who retweeted the anti-Muslim propaganda of a British far-right organisation, who called for a ban on Muslims entering the US and then imposed it to the degree the law allowed, who separated children from their parents at the border. But the protests will not........

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