Regardless of what you think of Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric, and his uncompromising talk of walls and bans, does anybody really doubt after this shock Brexit result that he’s right about the levels of anger?
It may not be obvious to the political and media elites living in their hallowed, protected homes in privileged areas.
But travel to the north of England, or to the middle of America, and you will find very real fury with government and very real concern over the impact of perceived immigration control failures.
There’s an increasing large gulf between the politically correct ‘cool’ and ‘establishment’ crowd who view any publicly stated concern about border controls as ‘racism’, and those who have to live at the sharp end of it.
The clear message from this sensational day for any politician or world leader is this: ignore the concerns of the people at your peril.
Britain’s Prime Minister Cameron assumed, arrogantly and patronisingly, that he would win this referendum by relying on the tried and tested vote-winning issue of the economy.
But he seriously misjudged the mood of the nation.
In fact, it was immigration and ‘getting our country back’ which won it for the Brexiters.
Donald Trump is currently behind Hillary Clinton in most presidency polls, betting odds and Wall Street opinion – but so was the Leave camp for much of the EU campaign.
What none of the UK pollsters, bookmakers and city experts realised was there was a huge groundswell of anger which was going to tip the balance away from their presumed favourite.
I don’t endorse Trump for president, not least because of his stance on guns.
But this bombshell Brexit result should send a shudder down the spine of Hillary Clinton and all U.S. Democrats.
If it can happen in Britain, it can most definitely happen in America.
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