Oh, Michelle Wright, if only America has heeded the warning from the Brexit vote, if only!
It was right there, in our face, and we ignored it chiefly because there’s an endemic lack of global awareness in this country. Those of us who saw Trump coming were dismissed as delusional and paranoid back then. Many of us were European immigrants. As Eddie Izzard says, “I’m from Europe, where the history comes from”, which is why I’ve kept my eye on the door since Jan 20, 2017.
As for the UK, here’s to hoping you get a second referendum and put an end to that Brexit farce. I’m French (and American) and Britain was home for a long time and the thought of it being out of the EU is unfathomable to me. It’s like being disowned by a beloved relative and it hurts.