So yeah, I've been encountering the word 'populist' quite a bit recently.
E.g. Trump's a populist president.
What does it mean?
Does it simply mean popular?
If that's the case then every democratically elected leader is popular because they were voted into office.
I suspect it means something more because I've never encountered Trudeau is a populist president or Macron is a populist president. It seems to be usually aimed at right-wing politicians and seems to be used often in The Guardian.
I further suspect that this is another case of the left-leaning MSM making up words. When they can't use racist or sexist, they make up another -ist, another -ism.
Control the language and you have more chance of winning the debate ... well, it won't wash with me!