Alex Dunn is TCP’s European contributor. His post explores the confusion in Europe wrought by the election of Donald Trump. Hopefully, Winston Churchill’s assessment of the US will turn out correct: “You can count on Americans to do the right thing… after they have exhausted all other possibilities.” – Ed.
It is only a few months ago, back in the heady days of summer, when Europeans would chuckle that by the end of 2016, the United Kingdom could have chosen to leave the European Union and Donald Trump could be elected president of the USA.
Unlikely or particularly momentous election results are entertaining to ponder. The more outrageous the perceived outcome of putting a polarizing candidate in the hot seat the better.
The media have made hay since Trump humbly put himself forward for public service and the (former) UK prime minister David Cameron made good…
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I thought so too.