- Donald Trump has tapped into anti-establishment fervor in the U.S.
- His statements on matters of public policy are vague, giving little real clue as to his plans
- Trump would be first president in U.S. history with no public service record
Xenia Wickett and Jacob Parakilas are the project director and assistant project director, respectively, for the U.S. Project at Chatham House in London. The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the authors.
(CNN)Donald Trump's loss to Ted Cruz in Iowa gave rise to a narrative that his support was rhetorical only, and that he would fail to translate his enormous media profile into votes. But his 19 point victory in New Hampshire belied this, and reinforced Trump's claim to be the favourite for the Republican nomination.