Despite the billionaire real-estate mogul's decidedly corporate background, he has inspired public support on a - well - divisive platform, to the point that he seems set to achieve the Republican nomination, pending predicted 'Super Tuesday' victories.
A CNN poll of Republican voters on Monday put Trump's support at 49 per cent, more than that of all of his opponents combined.
As Republican primaries and caususes take place in 12 states today, in which Trump is expected to win all but Texas (where Ted Cruz is likely to win on home territory), MSNBC's Chris Hayes tweeted possibly the most apt overview.
Kakistocracyn. (1829) 'government by the worst element of a society,' coined on analogy of its opposite, aristocracy, from Greek kakistos 'worst,' superlative of kakos 'bad' (which perhaps is related to the general IE word for 'defecate;' see caco- ) + -cracy.