ANALYSIS: U.S. Presidential Election: Why Donald Trump won

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On Tuesday, Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States. If you ignore the popular vote that indicated a photo finish, Mr. Trump’s victory was decisive – he crossed the 270 electoral votes even before the returns from three of the 50 states were tallied, and was ahead of his rival by more than 70 electoral votes.

Mr. Trump’s victory will go down as one of the greatest upsets in political history. No one in the world except perhaps Mr. Trump seriously thought he could do it. Until the polls closed on Tuesday, even the Clinton campaign exuded confidence that she would be elected first female president and cross a barrier that has stood for nearly a century after women in the United States got the right to vote.

Mr. Trump’s victory was not just stunning because it was the first time the 70-year-old celebrity businessman was running for office, he pulled it off by running an unconventional campaign, railing throughout against the entire American political establishment, including that of the party whose ticket he seized as an outsider to face the electorate.

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While the campaign lasted, Mr. Trump said and did what nobody before him dared. In spite, or perhaps because, of this, he managed to galvanize millions of his compatriots to disclaim the status quo, shove aside a quality alternative and follow the Republican flag bearer on a journey into an insular Utopia and national rediscovery he alone insisted exists.

How did this blustering maverick and political neophyte achieve his historic electoral feat, especially against a final rival parading enviable credentials as former first lady, senator and secretary of state?

Apart from her credentials, Hillary Clinton’s quest for history as the first female president appeared appealing and within grasp. She was at the cusp of history! But Mr. Trump thwarted it by masterfully rallying voters fed up with the American political system and making them even more distrustful of the rival he caricatured as “Crooked Hillary”.

Many Americans had come to see President Barack Obama and members of Congress as having failed to deliver on their promises of a better nation. Republican voters lament increasing spending and a ballooning national debt.

Democratic voters lament Mr. Obama’s inability to get more laws through Congress. Independent voters (those not aligned with either party) lament the relentless partisan bickering.

As a definitive Washington DC insider and opponent, Hillary Clinton was a natural target for this anger. Under the blitz of Mr. Trump’s acerbic tongue, Mrs. Clinton emerged to aggrieved voters even in so-called Democratic party-leaning states as the embodiment of an ineffectual and rigged system, the ultimate insider of an establishment that had failed America.

“Trump’s core success here has been to usurp the popular anger into his political identity. He became the candidate of the angry disenchanted, while he made Clinton the candidate of the status quo”, observed Tom Rogan, writing for the CNN before the poll.

As a once-in-a-generation political outsider, Mr. Trump was able to capitalize on this discontent. The vast majority of his supporters are Republicans. But many others — in swing states like Florida and Ohio — are independents. Some even are Democrats.

So by projecting a vivid picture of a system that needed to be urgently fixed, and his rival as a pillar of that system, Mr. Trump mobilised the angry to cast their votes for him in record number on Tuesday.

His battle cry was to “Make America Great Again”. This resonated with millions of voters who felt alienated by the forces of globalization and multiculturalism, and frustrated that Washington cannot address their needs.

According to Karren Tumulty of the Washington Post, “voters anxious about the economy, convinced that the system was stacked against them, fearful of terrorism and angry about the rising gap between rich and poor, gravitated toward Trump.

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“In him, they saw a fearless champion who would re-create what they recalled as an America unchallenged in the world, unthreatened at home and unfettered by the elitist forces of ‘political correctness’.”

Mr. Trump’s victory, indeed, reflects the nationalist wave that has swept the developed world and which in June pushed Britain to vote for a break from the European Union. His campaign was an American version of the populist uprisings that have been seen in other Western societies against open borders and globalization.

In fact, Mr. Trump said he smelled an American Brexit in the making at the American election. That vote in Britain caught the elites and the establishment totally by surprise. It was an uprising that went unseen until it struck, severing the UK from her neighbours across the channel.

According to Tumulty, Mr. Trump’s victory was “powered by an outpouring of voters, overwhelmingly white and many without college degrees, who felt left behind by the economic recovery, ignored by Washington and disdained by the political, cultural and economic elites”.

While Mrs. Clinton assembled a diverse coalition that she said reflected the nation, Mr. Trump built a powerful and impassioned movement by also fanning resentments over gender, race and religion.

He characterized Mexicans who immigrated illegally as rapists and murderers. He promised to deport them and then build a wall on the border with Mexico to keep them at bay. He portrayed Muslims as terrorists and to mark or deport them too from America.

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With his supporters, Mr. Trump proved resilient against an onslaught of negative advertising from Clinton’s campaign and her allied super PAC, Priorities USA, which portrayed him as racist, misogynist and unhinged. Nearly a quarter-billion dollars was spent on ads supporting Mrs. Clinton, while just $153 million went into spots backing Mr. Trump.

An important issue in Mr. Trump’s favour was identity politics. His proposed ban on Muslims, promise to build a wall on the Mexican border and threats to annihilate ISIS, persuaded his voters that he will protect them.

“For Americans focused primarily on paying the bills, Trump’s rhetoric against foreigners who either steal jobs or threaten lives strikes a nerve”, noted another observer, Dan Balz.

Mr. Trump’s rants divided Americans along racial lines. As minority groups campaigned against his candidature, white Americans solidified support behind him “to reclaim America”. On Tuesday, they made their support count as they reached a record 75 per cent of national voters’ turnout. According to a breakdown, 70 per cent of White voters without college education voted for Mr. Trump, while 59 per cent of them with degree cast their votes for him.

Mrs. Clinton maintained a lead in the polls for much of the campaign, especially after her party’s convention. The lead looked insurmountable after a video appeared of Mr. Trump making inappropriate comments about women. Subsequently, more than a dozen women came forward to accuse the candidate of various incidents of sexual assault, all of which he denied. It set off a national conversation, involving not just women, but their husbands and sons and brothers.

Then came help for him from an unexpected source.

FBI Director, James Comey, shook the campaign 11 days before the election by announcing that a fresh trove of emails had been discovered on the computer of Anthony Weiner, a former New York congressman and estranged husband of Mrs. Clinton aide, Huma Abedin. On Sunday, Mr. Comey said the investigation found no cause for the FBI to reverse its earlier decision against an indictment. But the developments had taken Mrs. Clinton off her stride in the home stretch and contributed to a tightening of the polls.

The email scandal had dogged her throughout the campaigns and was used by the Republicans and Mr. Trump in assaulting her character and projecting her as dishonest and unworthy of public trust. “After nearly a quarter-century in the nation’s consciousness, Clinton had become a walking paradox, a Rorschach test of what defines character and values. Trump nicknamed her “Crooked Hillary,” said Rogan.

In spite of what the polls suggested throughout, Mrs. Clinton faced an additional burden of running for what would be the third consecutive term for one party in the White House — something that has happened only once since the middle of the 20th century.

She got an early warning of trouble ahead, even before the general election. To win the Democratic nomination that had once been presumed to be a coronation, she had to fend off an unexpectedly potent primary challenge from Senator Bernie Sanders (Vt.), a self-identified democratic socialist who sparred with her until the final primaries in June.

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This weakened Mrs. Clinton and distracted some members of the coalition that helped Mr. Obama to two electoral triumphs. Although there is no evidence yet that some of Mr. Sanders voted for Mr. Trump on Tuesday, some key demographic groups in the coalition did not show as much enthusiasm on Tuesday as they had done in 2008 and 2012.

In the final analysis, Mr. Trump successfully projected himself as a champion of Americans, in particular Whites, denied their due by their political system. As much as his election, how he delivers on his promises will remain of interest to people beyond American borders.


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  • RAPE on Niger Delta

    There is massive poverty in the Niger Delta. There is nothing to show for the wealth of the region as monies from the region are used to develop Abuja and the rest of the country. The only benefit the oil producing and resource owners – Biafra and Niger Delta regions benefit from Nigeria are :
    – Pollution
    – Neglect
    – Violence
    – Military Occupation
    – Wanton arrest of its citizens
    – Harassment
    – Sponsored propaganda to defame
    – Bypass in political appointments
    – Hate, hate and more hate
    – Etc etc, etc

    …yet, the parasitic regions (Vultures) that feast on the resources of the Niger Delta want it to remain part of Nigeria even as they care not about the many artificial problems that oil exploration has brought to the people –Health issues / Diseases arising from toxic pollutants. Buhari never borrowed to clean up the Niger Delta or rehabilitate the displaced farmers and fishermen. But he borrows to resettle those reportedly displaced by Islamic terrorists – a people (Terrorists) he claims must not be killed.

    SECESSION is the only way for the Niger Delta and Biafran regions if they must achieve their potentials. Buhari can remain president of the rest of Nigeria and those of us who do not want to be associated with Nigeria in any way should be left alone to live our dreams and fly to our destination – have our own country. And this is what we must do. May God be with our freedom fighting comrades – the AVENGERS.

  • Republique Americana

    Those of us who won
    the election by voting for Donald Trump are not interested in showboating. We were cool and
    calm when cable teevee networks got it all wrong with false forecast by all the idle pollsters.
    We did not protest these lies at the time. We simply went to the polling stations and won.
    All we did was to win the election for Donald Trump to make America great again.
    Our work is cut out to bomb the hell out of Islamist terrorists around the world.
    And to stop America becoming the Sodom and Gommorah of homosexuals.

    • Bash

      Goodluck to you…and don’t forget Patience at home!

  • BOKOHARI – Clueless Puppet

    The Niger Delta AVENGERS have congratulated President Elect – D. Trump and called Mohammed Buhari a clueless puppet of Obama. See below:

    “Your hard fought victory against world establishments is hope for we the over thirty million oppressed minorities of the Niger Delta, that have being continuously raped and economically colonized because of our God-given resources over last six decades, by the Nigerian state and Islamic fundamentalists in power.”

    “Mr. President elect of the United States of America sir, we are hoping for a new perfect economic order and relations as it concerns the United States critical assets and interest in the Niger Delta. Lead the world to a real change not the president Barack Obama change that manipulated a clueless puppets in General Muhammadu Buhari on the people of Nigeria.”

    Brig.Gen Mudoch Agbinibo

  • AVENGERS Congratulate Trump

    The High Command of the Niger Delta Avengers, the organization at the forefront of the agitation for the economic and political emancipation and/or fiscal federalism for the people of the Niger Delta congratulates Donald J Trump, the president elect of the United States of America.

    Your hard fought victory against world establishments is hope for we the over thirty million oppressed minorities of the Niger Delta, that have being continuously raped and economically colonized because of our God-given resources over last six decades, by the Nigerian state and Islamic fundamentalists in power.

    Mr. President elect of the United States of America sir, we are hoping for a new perfect economic order and relations as it concerns the United States critical assets and interest in the Niger Delta. Lead the world to a real change not the president Barack Obama change that manipulated a clueless puppets in General Muhammadu Buhari on the people of Nigeria.

    Brig.Gen Mudoch Agbinibo

    Spokesperson

    • George

      Well done brothers God be with you all Amen

  • Hahahaha!

    Rape on Niger Delta:

    Nigerians thank God that Donald Trump won this election. Nigeria’s stealing public
    officials had placed their bets on Hilary Clinton for business as usual. They have
    lost their bets and lost their campaign finance. They should now be preparing to
    lose their mask as well. Donald Trump and the Republican party in America will
    not just go after Muslim terrorists with unrelenting bombing; and that includes
    the benighted savages across the swath of primitive north-west and north-east of
    Nigeria, but also lawfully go after Muslims who laundered cash in Panama and in
    tax-free havens, whence financing of terrorism came. The stealing of a country
    called Nigeria by its politicians and military officers will get international
    attention under President Trump. The APC Islamist government in Nigeria will be
    reined in before it mutates into a regional threat against world peace.

  • Rommel

    The story of how Donald Trump won has not been told,it is not based on any analysis or conventional wisdom,it is something an anomaly and should never be celebrated,everything about it looks suspicious and I believe that those responsible for the Hillary emails which has suddenly stopped coming out are also responsible for what is happening today.

    • Höly Wähala

      It was simply that planted news about the existence of further e-mails that put a screeching stop to Sen. Clinton’s momentum and swung the election campaigns in Trump’s favor… by the time the FBI found out that the Russians had pulled a fast trick on them the damage was already done… and too late to stop. Shikena! You hit it right there with your crisp analysis… Respect!

    • George

      Keep crying your Buhari is already in the cage.

      Trump isn’t Muslim Obama.

      • Rommel

        Buhari has more legitimacy than Donald Trump,even as we speak,millions of Americans are demonstrating against his election

    • Otile

      Whatever happens the era of Northern emirs and marabouts trooping to Washington to receive money and gifts is over. They better quit terrorism and make peace before it is too late.

    • Charles

      if it is not based on analysis or conventional wisdom, then on what analysis or wisdom, do you reason that the email was her undoing?

  • Ikechukwu_67

    ….But most Polls showed Trump losing to Clinton prior to the election? I didn’t read anywhere where Trump was projected to win. Journalists didn’t report the news instead they reported their opinions as the news. Clinton lost because Journalists and the generality of the Press made themselves the voters. They believed what they reported, and thought of in their homes, represented the feelings of the People. They gave false victorious mindset to Hillary. Opinion polls were no longer about the people. They were manipulated to further the agenda of the promoters. Imagine an ABC opinion poll giving Clinton a 12 point lead just 2 weeks to the election. On the eve of the election, the NBC poll showed clinton with a 9 point lead. Imagine that! All these gave Clinton the false aura of invisibility and also made him have the sense that her victory was inevitable.

    When the real voters came out, it was a different ball game. States that were traditionally in her column fell off the cliff. She lost Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio,Iowa and North Carolina. Ofcourse losing both PA and Florida in an electoral college driven election would be fatal to her quest. And fatal it actually was.

    She lost because she was prodded by the Media and the same media let her down with over-bloated expectations. too bad!!

    • vagabonds in power

      All the mainstream media projected head of the witches—–coven in America–Madam- Killa Clinton as the winner—Not one of them accepted him as a human BEING not to talk of projecting him aS THE IDEAL PERSON TO WIN THE ELECTIONS-That was why Buhari bribed TB Joshua his midnight friend to predict Trump will go the way of Jonathan———————–animals——

    • thusspokez

      Stop blaming journalists and the media; they reported the findings of the pollsters. And pollsters are statisticians — not psychologists. One should not overlook the facts that pollsters in both the UK and US were lied to by some respondents. This would indicate an element of dishonesty among some respondents.

    • Charles

      Yes are right, the media was her major undoing, they gave her false sense of victory, that she even did not campaign in some state. the pre-election rating were all an illusion.

    • Sonny Martin

      Ikechukwu, they are always reporting their opinions. It’s all about ratings to them. The media produced Trump with free coverage on television.

  • George

    Her Royal Cluelessness Hillary Clinton will really be crying when she
    finds out that a special prosecutor has been appointed to look into her
    transgressions.

  • thusspokez

    I read this analysis with keen interest but with great scepticism. Brexit defied logic and exposed the English as stµpid. Granted that only a stµpid person would vote to be poorer or worst-off, as the English had done. Trump’s victory also defies logic as even he never expected to be victorious.

    These post-election analysis only attempt to explain the polls’ statistics but fail to explain the phenomena and contravention of logic as highlighted in all these events.

    I see a world dissociating itself from rationalism, if not rejecting it. Though, an old-fashion agnostic, I am inclined to believe the phrase: “Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad”. Insanity is the absence of rationality — which underlines the events in the UK and US.

    The Gods seem to be interfering with mankind’s thinking process and propelling it in the direction of division, chaos, internal strife and eventually, global destruction of progress made so far and also threat to world peace. These phenomena might well be a major contributing factor in bringing about the next world war.

    • Churchill Roosevelt

      Trump anticipated victory,worked for it and announced it loudly at any given opportunity

    • Bash

      ….you can then see how easy it is for God to destroy the world. A nuclear code in the and of the irrational! I wonder how some gullible Nigerians are happy that this guy will deal with Islamist or terrorist or both…he can actually only feed into their extreme ideology and make it more potent! You can not fight extremism with another form of extremism. The Neo-cons of Bush era have tried but only made it spread across the world. We wish the Otiles luck!

      • thusspokez

        I wonder how some gullible Nigerians are happy that this guy will deal with Islamist or terrorist or both.

        Mind you that this will bring about an increase in the level of threats to US citizens both inside and outside the US — business people, tourist, expatriates etc.,

    • Sonny Martin

      Finally an excellent piece. I concur with your excellent analysis!

  • B. Messi

    Trump won because Obama and Hilary found it impossible to mention the words; ISLAMIC terrorists.

  • Cincinnatus

  • Otile

    I do not think President Trump will invite a bunch of Northern parasitic emirs to DC, have dinner with them, and hand them cash. I know the Yorubas will insult me for saying this.

  • Ayodeji

    In my own opinion, I still believe the election was rigged to favour Trump. The public poll had never been wrong (the popular votes gave a good account of that). He even thanked the secret service agents, for being instrumental to his victory, praising them for “a good job”. It was a real display of racism and islamophobia by the core powerful whites, conspiracy will be a better word. Like someone said on CNN – a whitelash.
    Just like Brexit, the US will regret this act for a long time and the world will be waiting to make fun of their stupidity.

    • Churchill Roosevelt

      The someone you mentioned on CNN is an avowed Democrat who hates Trump.
      US will not regret a bit of their decision.
      Please do not be carried away with CNN’s narratives.Like Communists,they feed you with their Liberal agenda.
      Please move on.You can’t be more pained than Obama

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    @Otile & ilk:Why are you so dumb,can’t you reason right like a normal human being? American youths are on major cities-streets now protesting the election of a known confessed women assaulter,sexist,racist and anti-moslem and anti Hispanic, president-elect Donald Trump, and you ranting in this forum against legitimate Nigerians from the North.Yoruba will severely attack and bomb your brain into pieces.Shameless ethnic bigot.

    • thusspokez

      Trump is:
      1. Self-confessed women assaulter,
      2. Sexist
      3. Racist (anti-African descendants)
      4. Anti-Muslim
      5. Anti Hispanic

      If @Otile is an African, then [3] would apply to him. But never mind, as long as Trump is anti-Muslim, @Otile would support Trump. The enemies of @Otile who are also enemies of @Otile’s enemies are @Otile’s friends.

  • Churchill Roosevelt

    The tantrum over Trump’s victory is intense and shows the arrogance of the liberal elites.It was a fair election and i dare say the writer is wrong by thinking the FBI Investigation helped Trump.Absolutely not.

    The only 2 polls that predicted Trump’s election were LA Times and Business Daily/TIPP and they did it before the FBI Investigations.The ultra liberal press were extremely biased,with their liberal agenda.

    In the cornucopia of the pro-Clinton polling,these 2 polls stood out as outliers.The Clinton News Network [CNN]missed the silent majority,the forgotten men and the values that established God’s own Country.
    To most Journalists,the election of Trump is mourning in America.He won despite the massive effort of the Liberal media to discredit him along the lines of race,religion,gender and they were still at it on Wednesday morning even when it became obvious they had utterly failed.

    • thusspokez

      i dare say the writer is wrong by thinking the FBI Investigation helped Trump.Absolutely not

      Obviously, you weren’t paying attention to the election.

      • Churchill Roosevelt

        May be you were only paying attention or watching CNN

        “The only 2 polls that predicted Trump’s election were LA Times and Business Daily/TIPP and they did it before the FBI Investigations.The ultra liberal press were extremely biased,with their liberal agenda.’

        Obviously you didn’t read the 2nd paragraph

        • thusspokez

          Stop being childish and use your brain to analyse the plethora of information available from various sources these days.

          • Churchill Roosevelt

            Childish…laughable.Are we reasoning together or descending to insults…i don’t go that road.

            Available from which source?You mean from the anti Trump attitude permeated elite journalistic circles.I balance my sources and i had given you some earlier on.You can check other sources like AI[Artificial Intelligence] and Geometric Analytic that correctly predicted Brexit.All are independent and fair.The US is second home for me and I know its politics well

          • Mazi Efuna

            And you definitely do know it from all undications. People are still very emotional about Hillary loosing. Some Nigerians have tried the sentiment that Trump blamed Nigerians for taking American jobs, but they forget that Trump told Nigeria the truth when he reminded us of the corruption that chased many Nigerians out of Nigeria to America. People don’t like the truth especially when the truth is not of immediate gains. America needs to be great again and the years of Democrats in did not help.

        • thusspokez

          Obviously you didn’t read the 2nd paragraph

          Paragraph that you added after my response?

          “The only 2 polls that predicted Trump’s election were LA Times”
          “He won despite the massive effort of the Liberal media to discredit him”

          Yet you don’t seem to know that the LA Times is far more liberal than CNN.

          • Churchill Roosevelt

            The LA Times might be liberal as you think but were not biased.They were simply professional and that what we deserve from the free media.

          • thusspokez

            The LA Times might be liberal as you think but were not biased

            This statement is a contradiction. If it is not biased, why call it liberal?

          • Churchill Roosevelt

            Whats contradictory about this bros?

            Its not odd for newspapers to be defined by their standings or values..being liberal,conservative,religious,nationalistic etc but as the 4th estate of the realm they must be fair,balanced and professional without bias that will dangerously corrupt the news media’s role in our system.The unprecedented attempt to destroy a presidential candidate has resulted in serious and permanent damage to their credibility

          • thusspokez

            … they must be fair,balanced and professional

            Being a liberal media means that it will be bias in favour of liberal values.

    • Sonny Martin

      What has a liberal media got to do with standing up to a bigot with a crude disposition towards women and the disable ?Populism breeds ignorance. Brexit is a good example!

      • Churchill Roosevelt

        Both candidates weren’t the best of choice.Trump isn’t perfect but his message resonated with the forgotten men.Appreciate that and lets move on

  • Sonny Martin

    Making America great again is just a bell ringer in appealing to racists elements in his so call movement! If he announced his campaign otherwise ,he would have attracted no attention to his bid for the presidency! Unfortunately America is the country of the blind. In 100 days, all his voters will be singing a new tune.

    • Churchill Roosevelt

      Country of the blind and yet the greatest country in the world.Why in the world are you bordered about them..
      Even those that call them the Great shedan[satan] are amazed at their greatness.
      Show some respect bro

      • Sonny Martin

        Have you ever been to the Deep South? Obviously not! I will excuse your ignorance about the greatest country in the world.

        • Churchill Roosevelt

          Ignorance..Thats insulting.
          Three of my kids are Americans and i can guarantee you i know the US

          • Sonny Martin

            Pay a visit to Mississippi. Please!

          • thusspokez

            Three of my kids are Americans and i can guarantee you i know the US

            There is no correlation between ‘having three American kids’ and ‘having sound knowledge of the US’. If there is, please enlighten me.

    • thusspokez

      The steel mills and heavy factories are not coming back to the US and even if they do, modern factories are very high-tech — skills which most of these working-class whites with no-college degree supporters of Trump don’t have.

  • paul irumundomon

    Mind Nigeria business, they are the greatest, that is why as soon as your president won his elections, he quickly traveled to the US, to pay his homage and respect, for him to be recognized by them. One wonder, Nigerians that don’t know their right from their left, is casting blames, on the only world greatest nation. I’m a Nigerian first an American second. An American high school graduate, can’t compete with a Nigeria ss3 graduate. Once will go further, we are thought how to be a thief, go and see the house ruhu ribadu, bought in abuja, and look at the picture of FBI director’s house, you will want to denounce Nigeria. I only just mention one man, he was the very man who carried campaign against frauds to international market, there are thousands out there, with minimum wage salaries, of currency with no power to buy anything once you travel out of Nigeria. Keep to yourself, and appreciate people, who worked hard, very hard to build a nation from scratches to the world envy, and everyone on earth, wants to belong.
    Nigerians today, come to the US, to buying houses with friends names, they are not resident in America, those are the people you should direct your attacks, not my beloved nation. The thieves, who turned you all to be slaves in your mother land, thank God, Nigeria is one color, otherwise, there would have been a slave market everywhere, because our mind is full of evil and hate in Nigeria.

  • Olori Magege

    They voted for a change in Trump but will soon realize to their chagrin that the system is not really adaptable to change. Take a lesson from Nigeria

  • Ben Ikari

    Those who Premium Times Quoted herein made these claims now that Trump already won. Prior to now 99.9 or 100 and 10 percent of the media got the so-called analysis wrong. While race and so forth are cited in this report and the specificity that Republicans mostly voted for Trump. Those quoted and Premium Times didn’t show clarity on the fact that these mostly white Republicans hated Obama from the outset hence found their voice in Trump who challenged Obama and by extension black America’s citizenship. They refused to report how the Tea-party sprang into action when Obama was elected in 2008. Since this time these white Republicans also known as conservatives declared they wanted their country back from Obama whom they believe wasn’t born in USA and as a black man he doesn’t deserve leading a white controlled or allegedly own country. They fought the signature legislation of Obama-the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obama Care. In addition, this report cited reports that claims Obama couldn’t present or pass legislation that will benefit the people. While such assertion is true and the gridlock in congress mention, this report or those quoted didn’t specify the obvious opposition from the first day, that Obama got from the GOP lawmakers. They peddled scare tactics to ensure young Republicans who are mostly white didn’t sign up the the ACA, and ensured GOP states didn’t enroll in the medicaid program so the health care will not work. In short, those cited or this report seems not to understand that presidential power is limited. Some Obama’s executive orders were also challenged in court. The subsidy program in the ACA was as well challenged and court ruled against the president in one case. The congress make laws so has the most power hence GOP controlled congress worked against Obama, though might work for Trump since his party has the majority. Therefore, Trump appealed mostly to whites who hated Obama and wanted his legacy destroyed, not because of the economy or what laws Obama didn’t pass. Of course, Hillary had lots of baggage which made her fail the honesty and trust test needed for any serious leader to succeed. The most reason Trump won was Obama, as a referendum to these white conservatives. Most of the independent voters who ended up supporting Trump could also be white. Of course most white feel their way of life has eroded with the emergence of Obama whom many calls Lucifer, Muslim terrorist and so forth. Meanwhile, very few of us from the outset saw that Trump could become the GOP nominee and also president given his anti-establishment hence politically incorrect rants, which I supported (even though I promise not to vote for either candidate and didn’t) until he proved he’s no respect or regard for anyone, including women, blacks, Hispanics veterans such as John McCain and his rant about grabbing women’s pussy because he can as a famous person. Although I liked his politically incorrectness, which is opposite of what mostly applies in Africa and other so-called developing nations. My real angst was that Trump challenged the citizenship of blacks in America by claiming Obama wasn’t born in the country, even though he being white also has a generational movement from Europe thus whites don’t own America, rather stole it from Native Indians and used African slaves to build it for free in torturous circumstances. Sadly too, Obama fell sheepishly to Trump’s bully and succumb to his dictate by unconstitutionally producing his birth certificate as though other presidents who were/are all white set such precedent. Trump had no legal basis to make such claim against the first black president, and Obama had no constitutional responsibility to reply nor concede. Obama’s action was and still is the biggest insult and let down of black America. I will not even mention the fact that he did nothing to change black America for good, and I know he couldn’t make any special intervention for blacks coupled with stiff opposition which would have accused him of selective development. Yet Obama could have made the smallest attempt at such intervention and see the reaction, since special harsh conditions such as the ones blacks faces demands special intervention. Of course, Africans who immigrated to USA are also part of this harsh experience. Finally, Trump and other whites aren’t more citizens than any black. It’s this low stooping by Obama that made Trump feel powerful. Obama and his team also sheepishly invited Trump to the White House Press dinner thinking they’d mock him but failed, because Trump took it as a challenge when Obama poked fun at him, hence his presidency today, which Obama also fought with his might like nothing we’ve seen before in American history-all in a bid to protect his legacy Trump and his supporters were determined to crush. Okay, Trump isn’t my president. I didn’t vote for him nor Hillary because nothing they will do will be new. None of them would have improved my life or the lives of blacks and other so-called minorities, but make corporations and the rich, which Obama is part, other special interest such as Trump’s businesses richer, stronger and powerful to oppress the common man. The story has been the same decade after decade and generation after generation despite some interesting advancements and efforts to live beyond slavery, Jim Crow and other measures made legal to suppress blacks.

  • Ben Ikari

    NOT MY PRESIDENT
    Those who Premium Times Quoted herein made these claims now that Trump
    already won. Prior to now 99.9 or 100 and 10 percent of the media got
    the so-called analysis wrong. While race and so forth are cited in this
    report and the specificity that Republicans mostly voted for Trump.
    Those quoted and Premium Times didn’t show clarity on the fact that
    these mostly white Republicans hated Obama from the outset hence found
    their voice in Trump who challenged Obama and by extension black
    America’s citizenship. They refused to report how the Tea-party sprang
    into action when Obama was elected in 2008. Since this time these white
    Republicans also known as conservatives declared they wanted their
    country back from Obama whom they believe wasn’t born in USA and as a
    black man he doesn’t deserve leading a white controlled or allegedly own
    country. They fought the signature legislation of Obama-the Affordable
    Care Act (ACA) or Obama Care. In addition, this report cited reports
    that claims Obama couldn’t present or pass legislation that will benefit
    the people. While such assertion is true and the gridlock in congress
    mention, this report or those quoted didn’t specify the obvious
    opposition from the first day, that Obama got from the GOP lawmakers.
    They peddled scare tactics to ensure young Republicans who are mostly
    white didn’t sign up the the ACA, and ensured GOP states didn’t enroll
    in the medicaid program so the health care will not work. In short,
    those cited or this report seems not to understand that presidential
    power is limited. Some Obama’s executive orders were also challenged in
    court. The subsidy program in the ACA was as well challenged and court
    ruled against the president in one case. The congress make laws so has
    the most power hence GOP controlled congress worked against Obama,
    though might work for Trump since his party has the majority. Therefore,
    Trump appealed mostly to whites who hated Obama and wanted his legacy
    destroyed, not because of the economy or what laws Obama didn’t pass. Of
    course, Hillary had lots of baggage which made her fail the honesty and
    trust test needed for any serious leader to succeed. The most reason
    Trump won was Obama, as a referendum to these white conservatives. Most
    of the independent voters who ended up supporting Trump could also be
    white. Of course most white feel their way of life has eroded with the
    emergence of Obama whom many calls Lucifer, Muslim terrorist and so
    forth. Meanwhile, very few of us from the outset saw that Trump could
    become the GOP nominee and also president given his anti-establishment
    hence politically incorrect rants, which I supported (even though I
    promise not to vote for either candidate and didn’t) until he proved
    he’s no respect or regard for anyone, including women, blacks, Hispanics
    veterans such as John McCain and his rant about grabbing women’s pussy
    because he can as a famous person. Although I liked his politically
    incorrectness, which is opposite of what mostly applies in Africa and
    other so-called developing nations. My real angst was that Trump
    challenged the citizenship of blacks in America by claiming Obama wasn’t
    born in the country, even though he being white also has a generational
    movement from Europe thus whites don’t own America, rather stole it
    from Native Indians and used African slaves to build it for free in
    torturous circumstances. Sadly too, Obama fell sheepishly to Trump’s
    bully and succumb to his dictate by unconstitutionally producing his
    birth certificate as though other presidents who were/are all white set
    such precedent. Trump had no legal basis to make such claim against the
    first black president, and Obama had no constitutional responsibility to
    reply nor concede. Obama’s action was and still is the biggest insult
    and let down of black America. I will not even mention the fact that he
    did nothing to change black America for good, and I know he couldn’t
    make any special intervention for blacks coupled with stiff opposition
    which would have accused him of selective development. Yet Obama could
    have made the smallest attempt at such intervention and see the
    reaction, since special harsh conditions such as the ones blacks faces
    demands special intervention. Of course, Africans who immigrated to USA
    are also part of this harsh experience; our experiences seems worst except one studied and practicing medicine, other hospital careers that pays good, tech and law in some instances. Finally, Trump and other whites
    aren’t more citizens than any black. It’s this low stooping by Obama
    that made Trump feel powerful. Obama and his team also sheepishly
    invited Trump to the White House Press dinner thinking they’d mock him
    but failed, because Trump took it as a challenge when Obama poked fun at
    him, hence his presidency today, which Obama also fought with his might
    like nothing we’ve seen before in American history-all in a bid to
    protect his legacy Trump and his supporters were determined to crush.
    Okay, Trump isn’t my president. I didn’t vote for him nor Hillary
    because nothing they will do will be new. None of them would have
    improved my life or the lives of blacks, poor and working poor white, other so-called minorities,
    but make corporations and the rich, which Obama is part, other special
    interest such as Trump’s businesses richer, stronger and powerful to
    oppress the common man. The story has been the same decade after decade
    and generation after generation despite some interesting advancements
    and efforts to live beyond slavery, Jim Crow and other measures made
    legal to suppress blacks. Trump is a pussy grabber; pussy president with no qualification to lead USA. He isn’t my president!