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.
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.