Trump successfully taps into unrest

Down through history there have been a few men who could see what others were blind to and remake history

Down through history there have been a few men who could see what others were blind to and remake history. Such a man is Donald Trump.

He successfully tapped into a wave of populace unrest, dissatisfaction with the establishment and desire for change and seized the opportunity to become the 45th President of the United States. Even his worst critics concede he pulled off a modern day political miracle. Unorthodox, a political outsider from the wilderness and from the political establishment he wisely surrounded himself with fellow “seers” who with consistent and unwavering support never once flinched in the face of severe opposition, skepticism and media bias to see their man win the White House.

Hillary Clinton and the democrats never saw this coming. The mainstream media, pollsters and elitists were stone blind and this to their great loss. Polls and pollsters demonstrated once again how irrelevant they can really be. Yet for all of this the negativity, misinformation and ill-will towards Trump remains with a large segment of the media. The doomsday mentality of a significant portion of the Canadian media towards Trump reveals a degree of naivety and pessimism that may be entirely unwarranted. Even Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in their concession speeches seemed willing to bury the hatchet and wish Trump well in the interests of healing the nation.

America had its “Brexit” moment, the people had their voice and the silent majority prevailed.

Out-of-touch politicians, pollsters and the majority of the mainstream media somehow managed to miss the boat but democracy prevailed and in the final analysis that is what counts. His natural flaws are not to be denied yet Donald Trump beat all odds and will continue to be full of surprises. Protests against Trump’s presidency are counterproductive, foolish and self defeating. Trump beat all odds, is full of surprises and it would not surprise me at all should he prove to be a surprisingly good president.

Gerald Hall

Nanoose Bay

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