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Flat White

The forces underpinning Trump are nothing new

21 November 2016

4:30 PM

21 November 2016

4:30 PM

US-VOTE-REPUBLICANS-TRUMPAustralian political commentators and self-proclaimed experts who have been traumatised or shocked by Donald Trump’s victory could well be accused of incompetence or ignorance.

Of all people, those Australians who take a keen interest in politics should have been the least surprised by the revolt of America’s blue collar workers and the inability of inner suburban elites in New York and Washington (with a few notable exceptions) to comprehend, let alone understand, the values and concerns of outer suburban and regional residents.

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