Anti-Vax Aussie Billionaire Is a Wannabe Trump on Steroids

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Australian mining tycoon Clive Palmer is unvaccinated, flush with cash, and giddily irritating huge swaths of the Aussie electorate, as the billionaire makes yet another run for office—mirroring in some ways a very Trumpian playbook.

Palmer, who previously peddled anti-vax misinformation, has placed himself at the center of multiple controversies in recent months, exactly where he likes to be.

“Like Trump, Palmer is all about EGO,” the University of Western Australia emeritus professor Greg McCarthy wrote in an email to The Daily Beast.

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