How Trump Replaced America’s Globalist Consensus With A Nationalist Sensibility

Trump revealed through his often Quixotic campaign that millions of Americans agreed with him that the real threat came from the country’s ruling elites.

The old order of American politics crumbled on Tuesday with an election that signaled an inflection point in the nation’s history. Donald Trump’s victory, almost universally considered impossible until it happened, shattered the globalist consensus of America’s governing elite and replaced it with a nationalist sensibility exemplified in the slogan, “America First.” Never in the country’s history has it seen an anti-status quo, anti-establishment politician of such force and effectiveness.