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Trump's only "drawback" is that he's a real American who understands real Americans

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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Jul 1, 2016 at 19:41

Shalom Dhimmino. You said,

"The vote in Brexit is a lesson that the political establishment and our PC news media are very much disconnected from real voters And this is why we could be underestimating Trump's ability to win the election"

Bravo to you, for hitting it on the head!

That "disconnect" you mention is glaringly obvious; ... Concerning Donald Trump, this is what I know":

1. The Rev. Norman Vincent Peale, his long-time pastor and a respected name among Americans of many faiths, described Trump as "humble".

2. Whereas Hillary Clinton is backed by every dishonest wealthy person in America, Trump made his money through hard work. He began as a young man, overseeing the workers on his father's rennovation projects -- to the extent that he identifies with construction workers more than with the wealthy elite, something the silver-spoon Clintons could never claim. If he talks like a dock worker instead of a slick politician, it is because of this; and I say this to his credit.

You brought up the subject of Brexit. I just read an article in the Cambodian Times, a web newspaper that surprizingly tells what is going on in the US better than any American news source. The article is:

http://www.cambodiantimes.com/index.php/sid/245452239

"Cambodia's Hun Sen Lashes Out at EU Over Brexit"

The dictatorial Prime Minister of Cambodia was and is against Brexit, joining Merckel, Hollande, Cameron, Obama, Clinton and possibly Daniel Pipes. A voice in Cambodia cautioned the following, though:

"Pou Sovachana, deputy director of the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace, said the referendum should be a "role model" of direct democracy that the Cambodian government should seek to emulate.

""Our country and ASEAN, for instance, the South China Sea issues are tearing us apart," he said. "So we should learn how to act with one voice, particularly on issues involving China."

As with the dismay in Brussels, the wrong calls by banks and wealthy globalists, the over-stepping US President, the idiot the Democrats are fielding for their Presidential candidate, and other establishment figures around the world, the leaders have been found to be hopelessly out of touch with their citizens; and the citizenry has -- despite massive fear-mongering media campaigns -- discerned and voted according to the truth of the matter.

The sanest voices I have heard speaking about the Brexit, call it for what it is: a wise Britain getting off the sinking European ship while there are still lifeboats available. The vast majority of French voters have been found to be next in line, if their government will let them. The Dutch, Danes and Swedes are very close to following suit, The Norwegians and Icelanders want to form a partnership with the UK and the Finns are telling Hollande and the others to tone down their rhetoric. The British people have been bombarded with fear-mongering by their own govenment, by all the European leaders and by the US President and Democratic nominee, that leaving the EU would be disastrous for them. As of today, Britain is still afloat; and after a few days of jitters because of the professional fear-mongers, even the market has come around:

"FTSE 100 rallies in Brexit rebound"

-- https://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2016/jul/01/shares-rise-on-brexit-rate-cut-prospect-business-live

The establishment has been wrong-footed about the EU, they are wrong-footed about TPP and TTIP, and they are wrong-footed about Trump.

For those not familiar with the TPP, which Obama is pushing for and Hillary once supported (and which Trump rightly opposes), here's a tidbit: It is billed as a "free trade" agreement; but it is anything but that: it binds its signers to more strings than Pinnochio. It's billed as a protection for US workers; but instead, it's protection for big pharmaceutical companies. It gives them more years of patent protection, which means more years that other companies cannot produce generic drugs to benefit the poor and the elderly (which includes me). The millions of US manufacturing workers, meanwhile, who have lost their jobs to overseas competition, are not benefited one iota.

Trump is not a charlatan, nor fool nor a fascist. He is probably the first US Presidential candidate since Ross Perot, to call it "like it is". Like Perot, whose main opponents were Oxford's own Bill Clinton and Yale's George H. W. Bush. Between them, they had more ivy coming out of their heads than Bacchus, Trump's opponents are the blueblood and Massachusetts-private-school-educated son and wife of the above. Perot and Trump, on the other hand, are genuine red-blooded Americans who built businesses through hard work and were educated in schools that typical Americans go to: Pennsylvania State and the US Naval Acadamy.

God bless and keep you, Dhimmino

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