Sunday 26 February 2017

The sneering response to Trump reveals exactly why he won

Too many people in the political establishment are actually anti-democracy - it's a terrifying development

Brendan O'Neill

Passions: Anti-Trump protesters took to the streets in Milwaukee Photo: Pat A Robinson/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Passions: Anti-Trump protesters took to the streets in Milwaukee Photo: Pat A Robinson/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

If you want to know why Trump won, just look at the response to his winning.

The lofty contempt for "low-information" Americans. The barely concealed disgust for the rednecks and cretins of "flyover" America who are apparently racist and misogynistic and homophobic.

The haughty sneering at the vulgar, moneyed American political system and how it has allowed a wealthy candidate to poison the little people's mushy, malleable minds.

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