Donald Trump says, “They will soon be calling me MR. BREXIT!” — that is, after voters elect him president Nov. 8 in the greatest political upset of the modern era.
British voters defied the polls and punditry in June and voted to exit the European Union, and Trump is poised to ride the same anti-establishment, anti-globalization wave this fall.
Former Brexit leader Nigel Farage believes it’s possible. In fact, he stumped with Trump in Jackson, Miss., last night to help him along this revolutionary road.
Farage’s message: If the Brits voted for change, why can’t Americans? Don’t underestimate those fed up with elite globalists who perpetuate the status quo and protect their own self-interests.
Take immigration. Americans on both sides of the aisle know they’re losing jobs to illegal immigrants. Add to that establishment pols like Hillary Clinton — and RINOs in Congress — who support bad trade deals that ship jobs overseas, like the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Bill Clinton also championed another disastrous trade deal, the North American Free Trade Agreement, which has decimated jobs for American workers. And don’t get me started on the most recent job-killer, Obamacare. Trump will repeal or reform all of the above to bring jobs back to millions of Americans.
Isn’t it time to put America first?
In Britain, the working class beat the Remain folks with similar nationalist sentiment. They took their country back.
Farage said they “mobilized a people’s army in the United Kingdom that went out and spoke to everybody and got them down to the polls.”
“The same thing can happen here,” he said.
He’s right, but only if Trump can get people to the polls. Success doesn’t happen from the armchair. Voters must roll up their sleeves and get out the vote for the GOP nominee or we’ll just see four more years of misguided government policies that make Americans second-class citizens in their own country.
Donald Trump wants to flip that and put Americans first.
Call it a Brexit redux. It would be a revolution that would be talked about for generations.
Adriana Cohen is co-host of “Herald Drive” airing 6-9 a.m. on Boston Herald Radio. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16.
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