“Oh What a Beautiful Morning, Oh What a Beautiful Day! I’ve Got a Wonderful Feeling, Everything’s Going My Way.”

So sang Donald Trump this morning in, of all places, Scotland! In Scotland, where he just happens to be on this historic day, celebrating the refurbishing of one of his golf courses.

To Trump the outcome of the British referendum has to be heartening. For the dynamics there are similar in important ways to the dynamics here.  A divided country. An angry electorate. A strong sentiment against the leadership class.

In Britain virtually every leader in virtually every sector strongly urged the electorate to vote for the status quo – to vote for Britain to remain in the European Union. Still, voters rejected their entreaties, as if deliberately thumbing their nose at those higher and mightier than they.

Just the kind of thing on which Trump thrives. Just the kind of thing that can turn an election on its head.

 

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