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The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

Explaining Donald Trump to the Rest of the World

We asked VICE's global editors for their most pressing questions about the reality TV real-estate mogul and current Republican presidential frontrunner.
August 17, 2015, 5:32pm
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Donald Trump is a self-obsessed lunatic billionaire with a big unhinged mouth and hair that was airdropped onto his head. In other words, he's the most American thing to happen since McDonald's started serving apple pies in those little rectangular boxes. Understandably, the rest of the world has some questions about who the hell Donald Trump is, why he's running for president, and what the fuck is wrong with us for letting it all happen.

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So, in the spirit of international cooperation, we asked 10 of VICE's global editors to send us their most pressing questions about the phenomenon that is Trump 2016. Below is our attempt at answering them.

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