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What are populist statements?

Populist statements are often made by politicians or figures who claim to be representing the interests of the common people against those of the political or economic establishment. These statements can be simplistic and emotionally charged, relying on oversimplifications and often divisive rhetoric. Populist statements often appeal to people’s sense of anger or injustice and are designed to create a sense of “us vs. them.” They may also oversimplify complex issues, offer unrealistic solutions, or make grandiose promises that are difficult or impossible to keep. Populist statements can be dangerous because they can fuel fear and hatred, lead to social polarization, and undermine the stability of democratic institutions.

What are populist statements?
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