His path to victory is a meandering, baffling mess, but the context behind some of his votes is clear. As we saw with Brexit, people will vote in their numbers for change in any form. They have become sick of the status quo and think that something, anything, will be better than the current situation. They are desperate for a change in their circumstances, and when blatant lies are offered as bait, they are apparently too alluring to be fact-checked. Forget the fact that most of the Leave campaign’s promises were fabrications (sorry NHS), forget the fact that Donald Trump has offered no concrete plans for how he is going to ‘make America great again’, change is change and anything must be better than now, right? One could almost take schadenfreude in watching these people discover how wrong they are, if it didn’t affect the entire world in the process.
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