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Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:31 am Post subject: Re: Trump
To me, three things stand out about the surprise result.
USA domestic politics count for far more than global issues to the yanks. George Bush Snr was a popular president in taking on Saddam Hussein in the first gulf war (1990 I think). Yet he was voted out after 1 term. He must have been really on the nose at home to get tossed out after winning a popular war.
Trump's emergence has made the world's financial sectors very nervous due to his utterings during the campaign. Ditto with international relations. Oddly, in his victory speech he sounded more like a president than he did as a potential president during the campaign!
If people feel that they are not being listened to by governments they will turn support to somebody who will listen. Dance with the devil to get a point to govt. In Aus case its seen the rise (again) of Pauline Hansen. In the USA its Trump with his radical views.
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