President Trump

All the polls were wrong.  One of the polls had Donald Trump at 32% in Utah with a narrow, two point lead.  But he won the state with over 50% of the vote and more than a 25 point lead.  Wow.  That was a bad poll!

Here is another “wow” from the media, a headline from a column by Clarence Page in the Chicago Tribune: “Donald Trump is insulting his way down a losing path.”  Page wrote on August 12, “At least, the man — who proudly declared, “I’m so tired of this politically correct crap,” to a cheering crowd in South Carolina last September — may be learning the hard way that manners still do matter in politics. You can’t insult your way to the White House, Jeb Bush told Trump in a primary debate, but Trump is still trying.”  Hindsight now may reveal to Page perhaps a different reality.  That was no losing path…

Because Donald Trump tapped into an understandable anger shared by 75% of the electorate that the nation is moving in the wrong direction.  With so many Americans yearning for a change, why shouldn’t Trump have won the election, as the representative of change?

Trump’s vote, even in victory, was probably suppressed by a biased media.  The fact is the mainstream media did much to try to “rig” the election unfairly against Donald Trump.  Wikileaks and other disclosures revealed again and again the transgression of journalist ethics: CNN’s Donna Brazile gave debate questions, twice, to Hillary Clinton in advance.  CNBC’s John Harwood, a debate moderator, coordinated his reporting with John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chairman.  Steve Harvey gave questions for his program to Hillary Clinton in advance.  It went on and on and on…

Nevertheless, we have a new Republican President, who has the benefit of Republican majorities in both houses of Congress, and a chance to remake the Supreme Court for decades to come.  Liberals will shudder, but there is no more gridlock in Washington, D.C.  That is President Trump.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters as he takes the stage for a campaign event in Dallas, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters as he takes the stage for a campaign event in Dallas, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/LM Otero)