An expert on populism reconsiders Trump after the big speech to Congress

Mar 01, 2017 - Quartz

The Donald Trump who took the podium on Feb. 28 to deliver his address to the joint session of Congress, many have been quick to point out, was different from the one we’ve seen so far. He stuck to the script. His demeanor was not aggressive. He spent little time attacking the Washington elite, or complaining about the unfair press. He invoked the goals of the civil rights struggle, and abandoned the ominous tone of the “American carnage” discussed in his inaugural address to adopt unchara...