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The Presidency Of Ukraine’s Head Of State Volodymyr Zelensky Mirrors Trump In Some Pretty Striking Ways

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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The political career of Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president with whom President Donald Trump had a now-notorious conversation at the center of the Democratic impeachment drumbeat, began with a role on television as an anti-corruption crusader. In that and several other ways, Zelensky’s rise mirrors that of Trump in the United States..

But while Trump built his brand over decades — real estate deals, golf courses, public bankruptcies, public affairs and finally, a popular reality show — Zelensky, a comedian and actor by trade, appeared to capture lightning in a bottle with a television show that was initially meant to be a comedy.