The Economist, which is owned by the Rothschild family (seriously, look it up), which has been preaching the doctrine of free-trade since Richard Cobden’s crusades, who was instrumental in its founding, is against Trump:
“WHEN Jeb Bush announced he was running for president seven months ago the tutting newspaper commentaries almost wrote themselves. With his famous name and war chest of over $100m, whistled up from Bush family benefactors in a matter of months, the former Florida governor was almost as strong a favourite for the Republican ticket as Hillary Clinton, who had made her inaugural campaign speech two days earlier, was for the Democratic one. Bush against Clinton? The prospect made American democracy seem stale and dynastic, rigged on behalf of a tiny political elite, whose members alone had the name recognition and deep pockets required to win its overpriced elections. …
From William Jennings Bryan and Huey Long to Ross Perot and Pat Buchanan, populists are as much a part of the American political tradition as tirades against Washington. They have typically thrived at a time of anxiety. Bryan and Long were creatures of depressed economies; Mr Perot went to war with free-trade, which many Americans feared, just as the two big parties decided to embrace it; Mr Buchanan stoked the same nativist fires that have given Mr Trump’s candidacy much of its heat. This time the unease seems to be mainly economic, and it is widespread.”
Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal is decrying Trump as “a populist “black swan” over the political economy”:
“Financial analyst and our contributor Donald Luskin has described Donald Trump as a “black swan” over the political economy. He’s referring to an outlier event that few anticipated and whose impact is impossible to predict. As the voting season begins in Iowa, this strikes us as a useful way for Republicans to think about the Trump candidacy. …”
If I were Trump, I would be touting this tonight in Iowa as two of my strongest endorsements. Just look, I would say, I have all the right enemies.