oh they did, but Hillary lost the rust belt… you know, the place the most negatively affected by free trade deals? She supported TPP while Trump didn’t, Trump went to the rust belt and campaigned there while Hillary largely ignored it, honestly she lost the election due to her own unearned sense of entilement and arrogance, along with her simply not taking Trump seriously.
And to the rest of our (as in fellow American users) non-American friends, the American political system, as of the recent few decades, has been chaotic and unstable, I mean, you have two political parties that would be considered a Conservative Party (Democrats) and a Far-Right Party (Republicans) in Europe, and one of those parties in the last decade or so have more or less lost their backbone (Democrats) while the other is stubborn and flatly refuses to work with the other side whatsoever (Republicans). This has been decades in the making of course, as you have various special interest groups, corporate bribery via campaign contrabutions and other money in politics, in fact, a recent princeton study came out in 2015 (a few years ago of course but still) which found that the United States effectively governs like an oligarchy because of how often the wealthy in America gets their preferred policies enacted comparied to how often the average person gets their preferred policies enacted. Its’ this aspect of our political system is why most Americans just doesn’t like Congress whatsoever (for the last two decades or so, Congress approval has been in the low teens, regardless of whos’ in charge, which is makes sense, both parties are not trying to change the current system), and why alot of Americans tend to have very cynical view of politicans (my dad firmly believes that politicans are just out to do things for their benefit, given how often a politican say one thing and does the exact opposite). All of you have to remember, the United States does not have a publically funded healthcare system, nor a publically funded college system, nor a publically funded childcare system, those things we simply don’t have and that’s why people tend to gravitate to Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, people are desperate for any kind of change, because the current political system simply isn’t working for them.