To borrow a riff from the great Stefan Molyneux, the 'Trump ballon' was the perfect metaphor for the left's anti-Trump rally: way smaller than the MSM tried to make it out to be, it was a load of hot air that served simply to show that the Metropolitan left has all the cash, but no actual ideas.
The left wanted a show of force, but it turned into a show of farce. They claim to be for 'The People' but they can never get any actual, normal people to attend their little tantrums. Instead, there were the usual suspects:
Public sector union thugs
Totes moderate, you guys, Islamists
Spoiled, upper-middle class brat antifa kids
And most of all....
Smug, Metropolitan remoaners
If you didn't, like, totally hate Drumpf anyway, the sight of these people protesting against him would have left you thinking better of the Golden Don. This wasn't virtue signalling, this was snobbery signalling, a sneerathon for the priggish and the privileged.
You don't need to be Sigmund Freud to see that reason they hate Trump so much is that they're projecting on him their generalised hatred of the uppity lower orders what don't Know Their Place.
In fact, the only people who really seemed to be impressed by this freak show were the Tories. On a weekend when normal people were reminded how weird and repulsive the modern left is, the Cuckservatives all but joined them in the street.
That's what we mean when we say the Tories aren't conservative. It's not about specific policies, it's their basic worldview. They might pay lip service to the idea of trusting people, getting the state out of peoples' lives and the like, but when it all comes down to it, they share the same basic worldview as the self-satisfied ponces marching through the street.
Hence, why they misread the mood of the country like this. They're not part of the country, they're part of a tiny sliver of the country, situated in about six postcodes in north London, and they think normal people are just ignorant chumps to be bamboozled every five years when an election rolls round, but otherwise ignored.