Anti-elitism elected Trump?

“The main reason Trump won wasn’t economic anxiety.  It wasn’t sexism.  It wasn’t racism.  It was anti-elitism” (Burlington County Times 10/13/2019 reprint of Washington Post article by Joel Stein titled “Impeachment is an Elitist Trap”).

According to, elitism is the belief or attitude that individuals who form an elite — a select group of people with an intrinsic quality, high intellect, wealth, special skills, or experience — are more likely to be constructive to society as a whole, and therefore deserve influence or authority greater than that of others.  The term elitism may be used to describe a situation in which power is concentrated in the hands of a limited number of people.

Corporations and the wealthy have taken over the U.S. government and economy causing both to work in their favor (because they feel they deserve it) at the expense of us lowly workers.  Trump supporters are correct in their perception that the elites are causing our economic problems.  However, they chose the wrong person to fight it.  Trump comes off as an anti-elitist because of his limited vocabulary, lack of decorum and inexperience, but he isn’t working for us because he is an elitist wannabe!  He lacks the class,  knowledge and confidence to be accepted by elites and those, for instance, who are invited to Davos, an elite club that excluded him until he became President.  His first act as President was to provide this elite with a massive tax cut that only enriches the wealthy in an attempt to impress them.  He is not helping his supporters!  He only needs them to get re-elected so he can continue to enrich himself and those in the group he wants join.  When will they see the truth?

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