Flashback to 2016: How a Broken Faucet Explains the Election in 2016


John Dickerson is a host that explains how the supporters of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders felt the sense of rage. The two are the political outsiders (self-styled type) who promised to end usual business operations in Washington.

The one Dickerson was referring to was during the 2016 election were things are so heated up and issues are always about Donald Trump. The CBS newsman said that these voters thought of politics as a broken bronze kitchen faucet in a public restroom that needs to be fixed. In order for you to fully understand what he meant by that ready below Dickerson statement:

Dickerson described how it feels to him. “Okay, so I was at a McDonald’s recently. On the road. I stop. I’m in the men’s room. And I’m standing there next to a guy, and we’re both trying to use the faucet. It is like one hand-activated faucet. However, it is not at all activated. We were both standing, trying to activate it. We looked like we are doing a 12-inch scratch because we were, you know, doing this to move it and it won’t budge. The guy gets frustrated. That is what the voters feel.”

Voters like the old faucets better. So somebody enforced a thing on their lives, and the one thing they enforced does not work. When it does not work, they have nobody to see to fix it.

Based on the statement above Trump’s campaign is altogether about going back to what a few voters look at as better times- a period prior to the imposition of this kind of malfunctioning auto water taps – the Affordable Care Act, governmental correctness and illegal immigration. Regrettably, the news media did not look at the surge of Trump coming since it did not realize how solid and prevalent these aggravations were.