Donald J. Trump has won more electoral votes than Hillary Clinton and so shall occupy the White House on January 20, 2017.
I never thought my country was capable of doing this to itself. Not after having elected Obama. Twice.
Apparently, the big issue was the economy. Trade deals, declining Main Streets, underemployment. A majority of voters think Donald J. Trump can deliver answers on the economy. A man who has never run a successful business, but whose every idea has ended in bankruptcy and ruin for his employees, though millions in tax write-offs for him, is considered trustworthy to bring jobs back to America’s heartland.
Americans voted for a Republican President, a Republican House, and a Republican Senate. They have a monopoly on power now. Those people who think they’re forgotten will find that the man they hoped would magically bring prosperity back to their towns has no plan to do that. That he has no agenda other than self-aggrandizement.
Will those who voted for him remember his promises and hold him to them? Will they turn sour on him if there is no border wall built at Mexico’s expense; if there are still gun-free zones around schools; if Muslims continue to enter the country; if the ACA is still functioning after Year 1; if unemployment rises; if ISIS does not disappear; if the deficit rises?
I certainly wouldn’t put my money on it.