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Trump Echoes Bush in Middle East Visit
Anthropology News (2017)
  • Adam Hodges
Each day leading up to Trump’s first international trip since moving into the White House brought a fusillade of damning reports about his fitness for office as all eyes turned to how he would comport himself overseas. What would the man who initiated a “Muslim ban,” embraced the term “radical Islamic extremism,” and peddled the totalizing view that “Islam hates us” say at a major address to Arab and Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia? As it turns out, Trump delivered a speech that not only attempted to take the advice of his new national security advisor, H.R. McMaster, but also adopted some of the distinct themes of the Bush “war on terror” narrative to formulate his message on terrorism. And, in the process, Trump found his own new term of art for labeling ISIS-linked perpetrators. 
  • George W. Bush,
  • Donald J. Trump,
  • Middle East,
  • Muslim ban,
  • Saudi Arabia,
  • "war on terror",
  • terrorism
Publication Date
June 1, 2017
Publisher Statement
Copyright 2017 American Anthropological Association
Citation Information
Adam Hodges. "Trump Echoes Bush in Middle East Visit" Anthropology News Vol. 58 Iss. 3 (2017) p. e299 - e303
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