Swiss press fears Trump, plays blame game

3rd March 2016, Comments 0 comments

Who’s to blame for the Trump phenomenon? It’s a question being posed by the Swiss media about the presidential candidate’s air of inevitability after key primary elections in the United States, and answers range from the Republican Party’s ineptitude to the real estate mogul’s effective stage presence. The headlines say it all: the French-language newspaper Le Temps leads with “The delinquency of the Republican Party”, while the Blick tabloid declares that “A wave of anger is rolling over the USA”. “Wake up, America!” cries the German-language Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ), and the Tages-Anzeiger foresees a battle looming of “The teacher’s pet versus the big mouth” – or Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump. Continuing with its school metaphor, the Tages-Anzeiger views Trump as the entertaining child on the playground who captivates everyone with his unpredictable and interesting nature. “But as soon as the class is up on a mountain and the teacher gets struck by ...


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