In recent years, ordinary people in the United States have manifested a strong dislike for Washington insiders, disappointment over Congress political stalemate, distaste of big-money politics and fear of terrorism, economic recession and unemployment.
Trump, who strode to success in a couple of months, knows well the amount of frustration among the white working class population, especially those in rural areas far from urban centers, and took advantage of such sentiment to forge an image of Washington outsider.
In March, he responded to criticism over a punching incident that happened at his campaign rally, saying "I am just a messenger." "The people are angry about the fact that for 12 years, the workers in this country haven't had a pay increase," he said.
(The American middle class is shrinking, the rich are getting richer, the lower class is growing. Small businesses are still hurting from recession. Small company owners are getting little from the benefit that government has given to big companies instead their running cost is hiking. Voters are mad at Washington this election season, but are their politicians solely the ones to blame? The American economic and democratic system is grounded in monopoly capitalism. Monopoly capital drives economic crisis, and Washington partisan politics. It's too bad that ordinary people couldn't have found a "real" or "fundamental" resolution from Republican presidential contender, outsider Donald Trump's beliefs, not to mention Mrs. Clinton, eager to return Washington insider.)