5 Reasons To Explain How Trump Won The Election

Donald Trump just pulled off what many people thought was impossible.  He has been elected President of the United States.  I’m not going to get into the politics, because honestly, I’m sure anybody with Facebook has seen enough of that.  Let’s look at some of the key things that defined how Trump won the election.

Trump Took Advantage of Washington Backlash

People have grown more and more angry at Washington politics.  People are tired of gridlock, and they wanted something different.  Trump came in as something completely different.  Many who were sick of feeling that Washington was no longer working for them (or working at all) were willing to give Trump a chance.  He saw a

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weakness in the system and jumped to fill it.

Trump Capitalized On Hillary’s Mistrust

The Clinton’s have been a force in Washington for 30 years.  During that time, the Clinton’s have achieved a lot but they’ve also been at the center of quite a few controversies.  Trump is involved in enough controversy himself, but he was still able to use the years of issues against Hillary to his advantage.

Trump Got People More Excited

From the time that the general election started, it seemed like Hillary had the advantage, but Trump had the excitement.  The number of yard signs I saw for Trump outnumbered Hillary by probably 3-t0-1.  I saw someone

driving their truck down the middle of Main Street honking, with a big Trump sign in the back.  While Hillary had her share of enthusasitc supporters, by and large it seemed like Trump’s were way more excited.  This kept Hillary’s support steady but allowed Trump to build a steadily increasing buzz.

Trump Was Like Gump….He Just Kept On Running

Remember a couple of weeks ago when Trump said that he might not concede the election?  Now that I look back, I don’t think that was ever his point.  Remember back when there was talk that the Republican party might try to undermine him and Trump said he would just run as an independent?

Trump’s campaign largely reminded me of the scene in Forrest Gump where he starts running across the country, and people start following, and don’t stop.  Why don’t they stop?  Because Forrest didn’t.  Same goes with Trump.  If Trump backed off even for a second, some of his ‘runners’ might have stopped and he could have lost them.  So, he didn’t stop.  He just kept running and his followers kept right on with him.

Trump Turned Issues Into Non-Issues

How many wacky things did Trump say?  How many awful things were uncovered about him?  So many it can’t be counted.  But, somehow Trump was able to deflect every single one of these and get people to overlook them.  That’s why Hillary’s ad strategy for the last two week now looks like a giant mistake.  Her ads showed Trump saying and doing bad things, and they told a lot of truth.  Unfortunately, they didn’t work. If people hadn’t been turned off by then, it wasn’t going to happen.  Hillary should have realized this and concentrated her ads on herself and what she could bring to the job.  She did end up doing this the last two days before the election, but I think by then it was too late.

Readers, what do you think that Trump did right or that Hillary did wrong that has led us to where we stand today?

12 thoughts on “5 Reasons To Explain How Trump Won The Election”

  1. Two days ago, everybody assumed the Republican party was dead…Now, the Democratic party seems in trouble. Major opportunity for Trump to lead, unite and position Republicans for the future.

  2. Mr. Trump had a feel for the voting public, IMHO. I watched as a Trump supporter described her reasoning. As she watched him on the campaign trail, she said she heard him come out and say things that she had thought to herself for a long time. My thought is….a lot of folks thought/think this way. And that was how the election was won… What should be REALLY interesting is how the Republican Party responds and more importantly how Trump responds. Let us not forget the Bush Family publicly denounced Trump and declared their allegiance for their “ol’ buddies” the Clintons. Pretty sure Jeb Bush couldn’t get elected dog-catcher….Just my 2 cents…

    • He definitely wasn’t afraid to speak his mind. I think many candidates say what they think the public wants to hear, whereas he said what he was thinking, and many people happened to want to hear it, but understood that coming from him, it was not just lip service.

  3. I’d never thought Trump could win this race because when I logged into facebook all I could see was information mudslinging Trump’s image. Now, people protest, and I barely read post/news people celebrating Trump’s victory.

  4. I don’t know if it’s just media portrayal, but most people I know (I live in Canada) think that any supporter of Trump must be unintelligent. It’s always surprising to hear an intelligent person explaining why he or she supports him. I know people who cried on election night, but I’m willing to wait, see,and hope for the best – and, as Hillary Clinton said, give Donald Trump a chance to lead.

  5. Fruclassity (Ruth), it was definitely a main stream media technique to shame Trump voters. They wanted so badly to paint Trump and his supporters as crazy, hate filled, out right stupid people who want to destroy the country because they were not intelligent enough to even comprehend how our country should be run. They wanted the Clinton’s and their supporters to be viewed as people who are extremely superior and responsible people who’s ability to run our country should be unquestioned.

    The Clinton supporters are now having riots in the streets and destroying hard working people’s businesses while the Trump supporters are waiting for the crazy to end so we can clean up the mess like we always do.

    For the first time in 8 years so many of us will finally have a president to be proud of and a hope for a great future. Thank you Money Beagle for allowing us to make our commits.

  6. I wondered how much Comey got paid to let her off the first time! He laid out the case why she should be brought up on charges and then said no right at the very end. Seemed to shock everyone at the time that it was dropped.

    From reports I’ve heard the FBI is currently setting up a case against the Clinton Foundation for racketeering charges. The Clinton’s are not good people and finally enough Americans saw this and voted for their own hope and change…. which was promised 8 years ago but sadly didn’t happen.

    Also, the women who made the disparaging commit against Mrs. Obama isn’t associated with Donald Trump that I can find. If you know of a connection please post it. Otherwise it’s not accurate to blame President Elect Trump for the commits some possibly racist person said. He has in no way shape for form approved of the commits. Also, the mayor did not make the commit, another person made the commit and the mayor replied to the commit. Please check the accuracy of statements before posting them.

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