During the Presidential campaign Trump’s critics and the Press took him literally but not seriously but those who voted for him took him seriously but not literally.   So say the commentators today in the wake of his shock win and imminent inauguration.

That statement does not need much unpicking but it powerfully explains the gap between the views of the people in the street and the liberal elite/ruling class.

The much hyped love-in between Trump and Putin will only last as long as their interests align but expect fireworks when those interests diverge.  The same applies to  British/American relations I hasten to add in view of the Prime Minister’s much lauded visit to the White House.

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