The American middle and working classes have been carefully taught for decades to vote to impoverish themselves.
They’ve been fed careful misinformation conflating universal healthcare and fair labor policies with Soviet-style communism or socialism.
The American people may not understand explicitly but they certainly understand implicitly that they are becoming poorer and poorer.
In some respects, Trump was inevitable. He is what happens when national populations begin to feel despair.
Ding dong the witch is dead. But another certainly waits in the wings unless we begin to make some fundamental changes.