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The Economist and Mic are partnering for a podcast with a global perspective on the 2016 presidential election

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While Americans might see Donald Trump’s rise as a historic, unpredictable event, Ricardo Bilton writes that Italians have a different perspective: They see Trump as America’s version of former Prime Minister Silvo Berlusconi, “an entertaining, almost comical spectacle who nonetheless became a very serious candidate, impossible to ignore.” A new podcast from Mic and The Economist called Special Relationship is aiming to bring that kind of perspective to presidential election coverage, covering issues such as national security, how terrorism affects political races around the world, and migration.

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