Trump win shows you can’t tell voters what to think
BY CHRISTINA BLIZZARD, QUEEN’S PARK COLUMNIST
First it was Brexit.
Now it’s the stunning victory of Donald Trump.
The U.K. unexpectedly rejected the conventional wisdom of the chattering classes and voted to quit the European Union. Irked by petty rules and overwhelmed by massive immigration, voters defied their leaders and confounded pollsters when they voted to leave.
On Tuesday, it was the turn of voters in the U.S. to quietly and firmly reject the political elite and elect as president someone they perceived as an outsider.
Trump’s election and the Brexit vote point to a growing disaffection with mainstream politicians. Voters are tired of pundits who mock average folk for their very real concerns and deeply held beliefs. They scorn pollsters and don’t