Harper opines on Trump win, extols 'populist conservatism' in new video - 2019-01-28
OTTAWA – Former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper is offering a new warning about the dynamic of "elites" versus "populists" that he says led to U.S. President Donald Trump's election, playing out across the Western world. He then suggests that "populist conservatism" is the solution.
In a new video posted online on Monday titled "Why Trump Won," Harper defends Trump voters as "not the ignorant and misguided deplorable depicted in mainstream media, they are our family, friends, and neighbours."
Harper starts by introducing himself as a seven-time elected Canadian MP and three-time prime minister. He says that he didn't expect U.S. President Donald Trump to be elected, but he did think it was possible because he had sensed the political landscape shifting thanks to globalization.