-- Now in the wash-up of Mr Trump's ascendency that has sent shockwaves through the world, the political classes are facing up to confronting realities.
1. if someone washes up somewhere, they arrive there unexpectedly after a long time;
2. a debriefing session or follow-up discussion;
1. a position of power or domination over others;
2. the advantage, power, or influence that one person or group have over another;