mauldineconomics.com / BY PATRICK WATSON / JANUARY 24, 2017
Donald Trump won the White House for two main reasons.
First, in the last two decades, new technology and globalist “free trade” agreements combined to destroy millions of middle-class jobs, particularly manufacturing jobs.
Second, our political and business elites either didn’t recognize this was happening—or just didn’t care. In either case, they failed to respond adequately as John Q. Public suffered. President Trump is a direct result of their negligence.
Some blame news media bias and “fake news” for the populist fever. Trump himself regularly attacks the media. They sometimes deserve it, too.
But when we look at the bigger picture, Trump supporters and journalists ought to be on the same side. Both are victims of the same broader forces.