Texas billionaire Ross Perot, who died on July 9 at age 89, captivated the American public with a presidential campaign that used many of the same themes Donald Trump would later employ. Photo: AP
Robert Boxwell
Opinion

Opinion

Robert Boxwell

Did Ross Perot give us Donald Trump? His anti-free trade 1992 campaign certainly gave us the blueprint

  • Perot was the original quotable outsider businessman to become a presidential front-runner through free trade scepticism
  • His strange 1992 campaign may also have given us Bill Clinton’s presidency, setting the wheels in motion for Trump’s rise

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Texas billionaire Ross Perot, who died on July 9 at age 89, captivated the American public with a presidential campaign that used many of the same themes Donald Trump would later employ. Photo: AP
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