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27 September 2016, 10:35
James O'Brien nails exactly why Donald Trump is popular - he gives people a chance to blame someone else for their problems.
Talking on his LBC show, after Trump debated Hillary Clinton James said that he has realised why the billionaire Republican candidate is popular. He says it is because it allows the right to blame someone else for the problems that right wing policies have caused.
“So you look now at a world where the bosses absolutely rule. Donald Trump despite being a boss comes along and offers you, this is where the racism comes in and it's perfect, he comes along and offers you an opportunity to blame someone else.”
“So all of these people, whether it is your sort of British equivalents on the UKIP side of politics or whether it's your Trump in America."
“Workers who don't get paid enough, workers who don't get protected at work enough, workers who see their jobs move overseas because of free market and free trade, all of these people actually needed a strong state to protect them from globalisation, call it what you will but because they're right wing, they can't turn around and say: "Oh my God, it's all self-inflicted. Oh my God we've been punching ourselves in the face for thirty years.”
“So what do they have to do instead, what does Donald Trump do, what do all racist liars do: give them someone else to blame. That's where the racism comes in. It's all the fault of black people. It's all the fault of benefits, black people on benefits or Muslims.”
“It's all the fault of Mexicans, they're all rapists. The reason why your life is rubbish is not because of all the things you've voted for yourself to make your life rubbish. The restrictions on workplace protection, the dilution of trade union power, the simple notion of a worker enjoying job security.”
“You voted against all of that, taxes, yeah we don't want high taxes for rich people. He's saying that on the podium still, we're going to reduce taxes for rich people and they're all cheering. Why? Because they can admit they've dug their own hole.”