Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Presumptuous

Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States. I thought he was unelectable. I was wrong. Newsweek magazine was sure that Hillary Clinton would easily win the election, and in anticipation, jumped the gun by printing this special commemorative edition. 

It reminded me of the famous picture of former President Harry Truman, holding up a newspaper with a front page story announcing his defeat, when he defied expectations to defeat his Republican opponent Thomas Dewey in the 1948 presidential election.

The United States is in for an interesting 4 years. I'm shocked at the election result. I didn't see it coming. Watching analysis on television news channels, I saw that some commentators are speculating that Trump won't seek a second term, and that the progressive agenda of the Obama administration, centred on identity politics, will be overturned. I don't see how. There's no turning back the clock.

I actually feel sorry for Hillary Clinton. She must be devastated that she will never achieve her ambition of becoming President. As for Donald Trump, during the campaign the media class asserted that he did not have the character or temperament to be President. They might yet be proven right.

1 comment:

Dina said...

The media promotes the idea that Donald Trump isn't fit to be president. But Donald Trump himself does a better job of illustrating that fact!