Trump is just a symptom of something much more worrying in my mind, people have got bored with the status quo of the centre ground and are turning to more extreme politics, in the UK this has manifested itself in the growing popularity of the SNP and the brexit vote as well as the popularity of individuals like Corbyn and Farage.
similar is happening across Europe with the rise of far right parties in france and Germany which is influencing centre ground politics and in Russia the popularity of Putin and his policy of restoring the country to it's former glory by annexing former parts of the soviet union.
The problem is that as these figures gain more popularity the more likely that we will end up with polar opposites sat around the major decision making tables, and that will have one of two effects, in the best case nothing will get done, in the worst case it will lead to greater tension and conflict.
Can you imagine a UN security meeting with Corbyn, Putin and Trump?
The world is fast becoming a polarised and dangerous place.