I have some very good American friends and most of them are great people. I also have to say MOST of them are Democrats and not of the rabid red-neck variety.
One of them, Gary lives in Norman OK, a big Anglophile is as distraught as any of us at the way his country embraced extremist politics. He was on a nuclear aircraft carrier in the early '90s…he became embarrassed and ashamed witnessing many of his crew-mates arrogance and attitude of entitlement on shore leave around the world so the way that a large element has been so easily stoked by Trumps same sense of US entitlement at others expense has come as no surprise. America First! sends out a very unattractive message to the rest of the world…one of the wealthiest nations on earth WANTS MORE at your expense.
Gary works for a US multi-national corp and has been looking for a post in the UK…“what’s Leeds like” he asks. “Good in parts” was my answer. He’d make a good addition to this forum.
Don’t judge all Americans as extremists.