Trump, Brexit, Iceland, Turin and Rome

There has been a lot of commentary about the British decision to leave the European Union and its implications for Donald Trump and the American presidential race.

Trump was at his golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, the day after the vote. He was enthusiastic about Brexit and claimed it was a model for the American choice. He suggested the British hostility to bureaucracy in Brussels paralleled the American hostility to bureaucracy in Washington. He felt the concerns about massive immigration and Syrian refugees were the same in both countries. He drew a direct comparison between the British desire to be independent again and the American desire to put America first in foreign relations. And of course, he did the entire press conference wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.

Hillary Clinton took the opposite approach. Despite the defeat of the British establishment and its “Remain” campaign, she was committed to stability and

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