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FIRST, WE KILL ALL THE EXPERTS

The internet has made us despise professionals, from plumbers to presidents

DISRUPTIVE

FOR 240 YEARS, Americans have believed anybody could be president. This November, the internet finally made that happen.

People voted for Donald Trump for many different reasons, but they had to believe, on some level, that a man willfully ignorant of the president’s job—and who pitched his ignorance as a feature, not a bug—can work the levers of the Oval Office just fine. For the first time, voters in the U.S. said professional experience is not necessary for perhaps the most complex job in the world.

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Donald Trump’s many business ties abroad are already jeopardizing the interests of the United States and making the president-elect vulnerable to bribery and blackmail.