Andrés Miguel Rondón saw Trumpism in his native Venezuela with the late Hugo Chávez, who ruled as precisely the sort of faux-populist strongman that Trump now loves to praise.
Andrés Miguel Rondón saw Trumpism in his native Venezuela with the late Hugo Chávez, who ruled as precisely the sort of faux-populist strongman that Trump now loves to praise. File photo AFP/GETTY IMAGES
Andrés Miguel Rondón saw Trumpism in his native Venezuela with the late Hugo Chávez, who ruled as precisely the sort of faux-populist strongman that Trump now loves to praise. File photo AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Trump thrives on scandal. It’s key to the populist playbook

December 27, 2017 08:30 PM