Yeah, no one expected that. I was way off I admit, but you can only go on what media is reporting and they had it completely wrong. Still, I'm not surprised, and said as much a week or two back. All these political pundits keep scratching their heads in bewilderment, what they failed to realize is that it's not about Trump the man, it's about the message. Regardless of his personal shenanigans he's anti-establishment, and that resonates with people, everyone - on both sides of the aisle - are sick of the status quo and career politicians who say one thing and do another. If the Democratic party wanted a real shot they should have went with Bernie, but oh no, they just knew better didn't they?
Free-trade has decimated the working class around the world, not just in the US and people are sick of it. And in the last 10 years now it's moved into white collar. Just look at all the jobs lost to India, China, etc.. So when that's falling down too something has to give. Occupy, Brexit, etc. there are all endemic around the first world now. Unchecked immigration, terrorism, economic uncertainty, corporate rule, etc. everyone is saying enough is enough.
And regardless of any of that, the guy is President, not Emperor, it doesn't give him carte blanche to do what he wants. I don't like the guy, but I like the fact the system is getting a shake up it desperately
needs. And as I've said before, if nothing else, I think this is going to be a pretty entertaining 4 years...provided it doesn't end in Armageddon. And who knows, maybe he'll actually surprise and get some shit done.
"I like dogs playing poker... because dogs would never bet on things; so it's incongruous. I like incongruity." - Christian Wolff