Donald Trump’s Brexit Moment – Editorial – The New York Times

This excellent NYT editorial takes a look at Trump’s Brexit moment. It cautions that Trump is not the first to promise that an isolationist approach would result in a big payout.

Source: Donald Trump’s Brexit Moment – The New York Times

Unlike the Brexit referendum, it’s hard to see Trump winning the presidency. However, like in the UK, populists cannot deliver in the end. Ordinary people, who are taken in by the rhetoric of the far-right, will be seriously disillusioned when reality dawns.

For example, in the UK, it’s hard to see how immigration will be seriously curbed without deep damage to the UK economy. Similarly, when Clinton wins the presidency, she will find it very hard to unite the US, and appeal to the Trump supporters.

Thoughts?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: