Martina Devlin: The desperate have turned to a fake messiah
Published 12/11/2016 | 02:30
Have we all got those hyperbolic reactions out of our systems by now? "America, how could you" and "this is a redneck win"? I hope so, because democracy threw up Donald Trump and democracy has an obligation to accept him as Potus, warts and all. Better still, let's try to learn from his win.
Already, the US election result teaches other leaders that it is a mistake to dismiss a desperate populace, especially by calling them "deplorables" as Hillary Clinton unwisely expressed it.
Don't ignore the disillusioned masses struggling in a land of plenty. Don't presume the multitude is content to be governed by a disconnected elite. Don't allow resentment to fester, nor income inequality to widen.