I think Michael Moore described it best – the Trump victory as the ultimate “fuck you” vote. I myself look forward to TPP being overturned and an end to sabre rattling against Russia and “US interference in other peoples’ wars.” I guess we’ll see how far the corporate oligarchy and Washington bureaucracy let him go.
CNN?s (“Clinton News Network”) Jake Tapper hit the nail on the head last night, as he was speaking about why people voted for Trump.
Tapper said that most Americans are sick of the income inequality, globalization, and politics-as-usual that the status quo have given us.
He even pointed out that only a handful of people have gotten rich off of globalization, and a lot of people have been left behind.
Similarly, Brexit ? the other recent vote which went against all political forecasts ? was largely a vote by those who lost out on the benefits of globalization ? that only a handful of fatcats really profited from.
Leaders of the Brexit campaign noted the confluence of the two votes:
Ukip leader Nigel Farage ? who went to the US to appear at a Trump…
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