Dear Americans: You have my deepest sympathy. We Remainers are familiar with your plight—the shock, the bewilderment, the vague feeling of dread when you wake each morning. What America is enduring—the triumph of lies and xenophobia over enlightened value—is perhaps even harder to bear than it was in England during Brexit since there is nothing quite as monstrous or false as Donald Trump over here, or anywhere else in Europe. But the Trump victory and Brexit are the result of the same populist insurgency, as many Trump supporters have gleefully pointed out. The Far Right is also on the march in France, Germany, Holland, Austria, and across Eastern Europe, and it has drawn strength from Trump’s victory.The similarities in the condition of the U.K. and the U.S. are remarkable, particularly the resentment for the political and metropolitan elites felt by insurgents. We have heard much about the inequalities that pushed people to vote against their own economic interests in Britain and some of those arguments have been used to explain the Trump phenomenon. I don’t buy them all, by the way, but it’s clear that neither Trump’s economic plan nor the floundering British government will do anything to alleviate the lot of the people who have voted for the upset. Britain’s withdrawal from its nearest market and America’s proposed isolationism will do more to destroy jobs and prosperity than any policy either country has pursued since the war.This will be the moment when supporters of a rational and enlightened society will strike to make their most devastating critique of Trump and Brexit. In the meantime, however, the majority of Americans who are suffering the painful sense of loss and confusion have to know that there are millions on the other side of the Atlantic who appreciate what you are going through. We have your back. Good luck.