How Trump’s elections chances affect populist politics

People participate in a pro-Trump rally on October 11, 2020 in Ronkonkoma, New York.

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The upcoming U.S. election is being keenly watched by world leaders who have looked to President Donald Trump for favor and friendship, and who share his political ethos.

If he fails at the election, political experts believe other leaders who espouse similarly populist politics — from Matteo

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How Donald Trump’s Properties Benefited from His Presidency

Donald Trump and the Trump National Doral golf course (Getty, Trump Hotels)

President Donald Trump’s real estate firm has earned millions as its hotels and resorts served as political backrooms for those seeking favors from the administration.

The Trump Organization’s hotels and resorts received $12 million from 60 patrons with business before the government during the first two years of Trump’s presidency, a New York Times investigation found.

Many of

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All the People in Trump’s Orbit Who Have Tested Positive or Negative for COVID-19

Though Dr. Michael Ryan of the World Health Organization (WHO) declined during a recent special session to directly agree with the assessment that Donald J. Trump’s reported COVID-19 diagnosis was “inevitable” given his general disregard for pandemic-appropriate behavior, one would be hard-pressed to approach anything nearing shock regarding the failed steak salesman’s current situation.

Instead, Ryan made a point to remind those listening that the oft-repeated health precautions—i.e. wearing a

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Trump’s COVID-19 illness will make financial markets even more volatile

President Trump’s positive COVID-19 test will likely create substantial turbulence within financial markets. We should expect much higher than normal volatility in equity prices and possibly interest rates while the president and the first lady quarantine, because their COVID test results create new economic and political uncertainty, and uncertainty almost always roils financial markets.   

This development creates enormous uncertainty on many fronts, some of which we have not seen before

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PRECIOUS-Gold holds firm as investors focus on Trump’s health

    Oct 5 (Reuters) - Gold prices were steady around the $1,900
level on Monday, amid political uncertainty stoked by U.S.
President Donald Trump's health after he tested positive for
COVID-19 last week. 
    
    FUNDAMENTALS
    * Spot gold        was up 0.1% to $1,900.28 per ounce by
0048 GMT.    
    * U.S. gold futures        were down 0.1% at $1,906.30.
    * Doctors treating Trump for COVID-19 sent conflicting
signals about the severity of his condition 
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Australian shares jump ahead of budget, Trump’s improving health signs add to cheer

(Reuters) – Australian shares posted their biggest daily rise in two-and-a-half months on Monday as investors cheered U.S. President Donald Trump showing signs of recovery from COVID-19.

FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians are reflected in a window in front of a board displaying stock prices at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in Sydney, Australia, February 9, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray

Positioning ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australia policy meeting and federal budget

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Will Trump’s illness break his hold over his followers? Mental health experts say probably not

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A supporter of President Donald Trump holds a campaign sign through the moonroof of a car as they drive past Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after the President was admitted for treatment of COVID-19 on October 4, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. Samuel Corum/Getty Images

On Friday, Donald Trump was hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center near Washington after testing positive for the coronavirus and exhibiting symptoms. His

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Trump’s Coronavirus News Adds New Layer of Uncertainty Around the World

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U.S. President Donald Trump (R) and first lady Melania Trump on stage after the first presidential debate between Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, on Sept. 29, 2020.


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The news that Donald Trump tested positive for coronavirus is resonating throughout the world, because he is the U.S. president, because the U.S. is entering the last month of an unusually bitter presidential campaign, and because he

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Trump’s Physician Says the President’s Oxygen Levels Dropped and He Took Steroid Treatment

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White House Physician Says Trump Had Been Given Supplemental Oxygen and Dexamethasone

Insisting that President Trump’s health is improving, Dr. Sean P. Conley, the White House physician, gave a statement on Sunday contradictory to his previous update, informing the public that the president has received supplemental oxygen and is on the steroid dexamethasone.

“The president has continued to improve. As

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Trump’s photo op raises new questions about how seriously he takes the virus

In the midst of an aggressive course of treatment for coronavirus, President Donald Trump left the hospital with his security detail Sunday so he could ride in an SUV past supporters cheering him on outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.



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The short trip, where Trump waved to his supporters through the window while wearing a mask in the back of his SUV, was an attempted show of

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FTSE 100 rattled as Trump’s COVID-19 status echoes around the world

The exterior of the Shell Pernis site in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on July 30, 2020.


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London stocks were unable to get away from the shock waves rippling across global markets on Friday after President Donald Trump said that he had tested positive for coronavirus.

Oil prices were hit particularly hard on Friday, which had a direct impact on the index, as shares of heavily weighed energy

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Trump’s positive COVID-19 test throws markets pre-election curveball

By Saikat Chatterjee and Lewis Krauskopf

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors already skittish ahead of U.S. elections in November now have another thing to worry about: the president’s health.

News of Donald Trump’s positive coronavirus test on Friday triggered a decline in oil prices and stocks.

U.S. equities cut some of their losses by the end of the volatile session as investors digested the news and weighed the prospect that

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Trump’s New Cuba Sanctions Target Rum, Cigars And Hotels

Law360 (September 23, 2020, 2:43 PM EDT) — The Trump administration on Wednesday rolled out new sanctions against Cuba that will forbid Americans from importing alcohol and tobacco products from the island or staying at hotels owned by the Cuban government.

While President Donald Trump has peeled back much of the Obama administration’s attempt to normalize U.S. trade with Cuba, the White House has allowed some degree of flexibility for

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Fabiola Santiago: With little US travel to Cuba, Trump’s election-time rum, cigar sanctions are meaningless | Associated Press

Let’s call President Donald Trump’s election-time economic sanctions against Cuba what they truly are: a political play to run up the margins of his Cuban American vote in Florida.

No hotel stays. No bringing home all the rum and cigars you can carry, Trump has mandated.

But with little U.S. travel to the island in the era of COVID-19, his prohibitions are meaningless. There isn’t much revenue to take away

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With little U.S. travel to Cuba, Trump’s election-time rum, cigar sanctions are meaningless

Let’s call President Trump’s election-time economic sanctions against Cuba what they truly are: a political play to run up the margins of his Cuban-American vote in Florida.

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No hotel stays. No bringing home all the rum and cigars you can carry, Trump has mandated.

But with little U.S. travel to the island in the era of COVID-19, his prohibitions are meaningless. There isn’t much revenue to take away

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Trump’s contempt for truth leaves a toxic legacy around the world

IF PRESIDENT TRUMP is defeated in November, much of the damage he has inflicted on the political system and on U.S. international alliances can be reversed. Joe Biden could restore past norms of presidential behavior and revive ties with traditional U.S. friends. But one part of Mr. Trump’s toxic legacy will likely persist: his degradation of truth as a common currency in public life.

Our Democracy in Peril

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