Harry Dent
Harry Dent

Love him or hate him – those seem to be the two reactions to Republican nominee, Donald Trump. Only Hillary has higher negative ratings. But in “The Donald’s” case, his supporters are much stronger and much more loyal than the former first lady’s.

Current polls have Hillary leading by a couple of points in a two-way race, but then again experts have consistently underestimated Trump. So, anything is possible.

Everyone thought he would flame out early on. But he routed the entire rainbow of Republican candidates. Bernie did surprisingly well, but could not even come close to beating the entrenched establishment candidate, Clinton.

Both rising candidates have done a splendid job exploiting the deep dissatisfaction of the middle class, while Bernie campaigned against the 1% and Wall Streeters who have garnered the lion’s share of economic and financial gains in the last few decades.

But Trump, he tapped a larger vein.

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He hit right to the heart of the broader middle class by acknowledging that it’s their wages that have been most hurt by foreign workers in Asia and legal and illegal immigrants here in the U.S.

These people are mightily pissed and Trump speaks to exactly what they are feeling. These are the people working as hard as ever and getting absolutely nowhere. Real wages have been declining since 2000 and are back near 1973 levels.

It ain’t pretty.

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This broad middle and lower-middle-class group do not like immigrants, not even the legal ones, because what they see is one more unavailable job going to someone working for far less than they could.

They feel that countries like China and Japan have cheated them out of livelihoods through unfair trade practices. And they do not trust any Muslims.

Here’s my current take on Trump.

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First, don’t count him out. If the economy sharply tanks in the second half of this year – as I anticipate – it will work against the establishment candidate, Clinton.

But, even more likely if he loses the November election, Trump will still have the solid support and loyalty of at least 30% – 40% of the voters.

This country has the most extremely polarized political tensions of any developed country. It’s at the highest level since the Civil War – even greater than during the Roaring 20s and the Great Depression, when the top 1% last garnered 50% of the wealth.

Trump is worth watching and not just for entertainment’s sake, and don’t be surprised if he ignites a movement that splits this country into two or three major factions – kind of a modern day “civil war.” The country is divided and nothing will repair that anytime soon.

Check out Part II of our infographic: 7 Reasons Why Donald Trump Could Be the Next U.S.  President by clicking on the image below – Enjoy!

~ Harry

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Harry Dent
Harry S. Dent Jr. studied economics in college in the ’70s, but found it vague and inconclusive. He became so disillusioned by the state of his chosen profession that he turned his back on it. Instead, he threw himself into the burgeoning new science of finance where identifying and studying demographic, technological, consumer and many, many other trends empowered him to forecast economic changes. Since then, he’s spoken to executives, financial advisors and investors around the world. He’s appeared on “Good Morning America,” PBS, CNBC and CNN/Fox News. He’s been featured in Barron’s, Investor’s Business Daily, Entrepreneur, Fortune, Success, U.S. News and World Report, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, American Demographics and Omni. He is a regular guest on Fox Business’s “America’s Nightly Scorecard.” In his latest book, Zero Hour: Turn the Greatest Political and Financial Upheaval in Modern History to Your Advantage, Harry Dent reveals why the greatest social, economic, and political upheaval since the American Revolution is on our doorstep. Discover how its combined effects could cause stocks to crash as much as 80% beginning just weeks from now…crippling your wealth now and for the rest of your life. Harry arms you with the tools you need to financially prepare and survive as the world we know is turned upside down! Today, he uses the research he developed from years of hands-on business experience to offer readers a positive, easy-to-understand view of the economic future by heading up Dent Research, in his flagship newsletter, Boom & Bust.