With Donald Trump’s upset win foreshadowed by the U.K. referendum to leave the European Union known as Brexit, who better to console shell-shocked Washington than former British Prime Minister Tony Blair? “Your election was close,” he told a ballroom of people who expected a different outcome. “Brexit was 52-48, it wasn’t 75-25; there are a lot of people out there capable of being persuaded.” How to persuade them? “The alternative to a strongman can’t be a weak center,” he said.
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