Trump pulls off the biggest upset in political history.
Donald J. Trump became the 45th President of the United States in one if the biggest upsets in the history of politics. Trump led a populist message, of change and a more nationalism.
He is a billionaire businessman who had a hit television show who had no political background. But the United States voters liked his message. It was a populist one “Make America Great Again.”
His unconventional campaign, Twitter rants and lack of political correctness caused some be appalled but he connected with far more people than pollsters ever picked up. He battled the Republican establishment and ran his campaign like no other presidential candidate in history.
When voting began this morning the Real Clear Politics average of the top polls had Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton up by 3 points. But as the night wore on things clearly things became clear that Clinton was dropping states she thought were locks.
The Trump Coalition, was made up, the Republican base, disenfranchised Democrats, and Independents wanted to believe what Trump, the master marketer, was selling.
For the first time in decades the Republicans control the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Trump won traditional Republican states while at the same time he was able to flip states that Democrats felt were mortal locks. He won in the South nailing down Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Louisiana and Texas.
He took rust belt states like Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan a sweep that will have political pundits writing books about this campaign for years to come.
These were states that loved his talk of jobs, immigration, law and order. There were Second Amendment supporters who were quickly ready to rally behind Trump.
Trump understood that there was anger in the country, he understood that people were tired of Congress, the Senate and the White House. They were mad at the rank and file Republicans as well as the Democrats.
He coined the phrase “Drain the Swamp,” meaning shake Washington, D.C. and now Trump will get the job he wanted. He will get to town and ready to shake things up with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell two men who showed tepid support of their new president.
Trump spoke at his final rally in Michigan early Tuesday morning that we would see Brexit times ten. He got exactly what he predicted and the man who beat 16 establishment candidates, then a Democratic candidate in Hillary Clinton who was well known.
So today as a President Trump, will begin his transition and he will be picking a cabinet, a chief of staff and laying out his plans. He will begin formulating policy and now it’s up the 45th president to explain just how he “Will Make American Great Again.”