In the spirit of reconciliation, I thought it would be good to say something positive about Donald Trump. So here goes.
Trump, and Trump alone, had the strategic insight to realise how right Michael Gove was in the run-up to the Brexit vote when he argued that people “have had enough of experts”. Seeing the result of that vote, Trump alone had the courage to run with Gove’s observation to its obvious conclusion, that people have had enough of facts.
Only Trump recognised that an election in 2016 has nothing to do with expertise or facts or information or competence or truth: that it is a contest to see who can say the most popular soundbites, and nothing else.
So. Good strategic insight there.