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Kersten, Holger. 2019. America’s faith in the laugh resistance – popular beliefs about political humor in the 2016 presidential elections. Humor 32 (2) : 299–316.
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De Gruyter


This paper examines how comedians, journalists and other contemporary observers have limned and commented on the role and functions of humor and comedy with reference to the Trump phenomenon in the context of the 2016 presidential elections and its aftermath.