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At least Trump frightened political elites

By Thomas Walkom      

For Republicans, the lessons are even starker. Their party, which has prided itself on free trade and family values, is so hollow at the centre that it was easily hijacked by a protectionist womanizer. And for the political establishment generally, this election should serve as a reminder of the power of populism. The elites tend to dislike populism. It is so untidy.

Donald Trump's real accomplishment is this: He has terrified the establishment. And maybe that's a good thing.

TORONTO—Donald Trump's real accomplishment is this: He has terrified the establishment. And maybe that's a good thing. Even before the votes in the U.S. presidential race were counted Tuesday night, the effects of Trump's insurgent candidacy roiled the world. A shameless self-promoter best known for his appearances on reality television, the New York tycoon was never supposed to make it this far—certainly not against an experienced politician like the Democrats' Hillary Clinton. His outsized personality may have worked

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