The last neoliberal President?

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No one that I know has identified Donald Trump's politics sufficiently to be sure into what category they might fall.

What they are not is neoliberal. The absence of a commitment to global free trade guarantees that, although we have no idea what he will deliver, of course.

In that case has Obama been the last neoliberal president?

Perversely, does Trump open a new political era even if it is one many outside the US, at least, would not want in the form that he says he wants to deliver it?

I may well be clutching at straws here, not least because I think Trump will not be able to stop himself becoming the worst US president for a century or more, but he may just break a pattern that does as a result open an opportunity for real change.

As I said on Sunday, all I have left right now is hope.