Shallow cynicism of 'Everything is rigged'

United States President Donald Trump wants his supporters to know that he is still draining the swamp over which he has presided for nearly three years.

One of his Democratic rivals, Senator Elizabeth Warren, says Americans are trapped in a "rigged system that props up the rich and powerful and kicks dirt on everyone else". Her colleague and fellow candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders, calls it "a corrupt political system designed to protect the wealthy and the powerful".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 28, 2019, with the headline 'Shallow cynicism of 'Everything is rigged''. Print Edition | Subscribe