Donald Trump voters are optimists who think their country can succeed, says Jacob Rees-Mogg MP

Donald Trump voters are 'optimists who think their country can succeed', says Jacob Rees-Mogg MP

Donald Trump

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Jacob Rees-Mogg MP has suggestedd that people who voted Donald Trump into the White House are "optimistic" about their country and were railing against the "liberal elite."

Trump triumphed over Hillary Clinton to become the president-elect of the United States of America in a stunning victory last night.

He is due to be inaugurated as the head of the executive branch of government on January 20.

In an interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer, Rees-Mogg, the MP for North East Somerset and a one-time Trump supporter, claimed the voters who supported the billionaire property mogul are "optimists who think their country can succeed". 

He claimed they cast their votes because "they thought the liberal elite was denying them the American dream."

Listen to the full interview above.