The most popular framing of Trump‘s victory last week is that it is a repudiation of ‘elites’ and a victory for right-wing populism. Now, the little guy – who has been stomped down by a combination of economic forces, globalisation, multiculturalism and political correctness – has truly had his day and is ready to snatch America back.
Trump spotted this disconnect between the political elite and the public way back. In 1988 the billionaire casino owner told Oprah Winfrey he might run for president.“If it got so bad, I would never want to rule it out totally, because I really am tired of seeing what’s happening with this country.“We’re really making other people live like kings and we’re not.”But the elites didn’t take the tip.
When you’re a columnist on a 6 figure salary swooning over a billionaire + his racist mate in a golden palace coz it sticks it to the elites pic.twitter.com/4BM5TFn90n
— matt (@mathaiaus) November 13, 2016
It is hilarious to hear multi-millionaire media demagogues who in the main also did not pick the Trump win now hailing a revolution against the elites that may soon swamp Australia, as if they themselves were working-class stiffs rather than elites from the conservative side.