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Today, two largely dissimilar presidents, Emmanuel Macron in France and Donald Trump in the United States, are its leading avatars.Even in Russia, leaders have risen through the ranks of party or state hierarchies.In the U.S., Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, was another such a "fast-tracked" politician.In just over a year, Trump went from reality-television host and showboating property magnate to leader of the world's most powerful country, leaving the Republican Party establishment with whiplash.The closest precedent for Trump may be Italy's former prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, who was a well-known media mogul before deciding to take advantage of the disintegration of Italy's postwar party system in the early 1990s to create his own political movement. Clearly, supra-politicians do not subscribe to a particular ideology or cultivate a particular appearance.Trump courted Rupert Murdoch, just like Blair and, to a lesser extent, Cameron had.Trump's cluelessness has been on display since Day 1, undermining the confidence of U.S. allies and impeding the Republicans' ability to enact their agenda.
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