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Республиканцы верхом на тигре по имени Трамп

КЕМБРИДЖ (США) – Типичная неделя в конце мая: Дональд Трамп, предполагаемый республиканский кандидат в президенты США, снова в заголовках новостей. Он назвал пользующегося популярностью бывшего президента США «насильником»; поменял свою позицию по нескольким политическим вопросам; похвастался, будто вместе с ним кандидатом в вице-президенты может стать «любой», кто его поддерживает; наконец, заявил членам Национальной стрелковой ассоциации, что Хиллари Клинтон, вероятный кандидат от демократов, собирается «освободить из тюрьмы уголовников».

С международной точки зрения наиболее тревожным, наверное, стало то, что спустя всего лишь несколько часов после катастрофы самолёта EgyptAir в Средиземном море и задолго до того, как стали известны хоть сколько-нибудь определённые факты, Трамп начал делать выводы из происшедшего и объявил о «слабости» Америки перед лицом терроризма.

Практически все попытки предотвратить номинацию Трампа оставлены, а истеблишмент республиканцев постепенно примиряется с тем фактом, что их партия захвачена неотёсанным, самовлюблённым, неподготовленным и непредсказуемым грубияном. «Лучше оседлать чудище, чем пытаться его игнорировать», – объясняет этот факт один бывший помощник сенатора-республиканца.

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