American voters have elected their 45th president—Donald Trump—a political revolutionary, and the most least likely person to have been elected to preside over a much divided, multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-agenda people.
When the dust has settled and pundits examine how a person with better political experience, and more money—former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton—could have lost, they may find that the general mood of the American public was distaste. There was distaste for the debt that the professional politicians have allowed America to fall into.
Such distaste has had many fronts. Distaste for the in-fighting and long-term control professional politicians have had among themselves, without showing much interest for the mass of Americans not connected to the political machinery. Distaste for how the professional politicians have allowed such poor treatment of its veterans. Distaste for the debt that many American students have found themselves in, while the professional politicians have grown rich with their connections. Distaste for the ever-increasing employment and support for illegal immigrants while native-born Americans lose homes, cars, and even their own self-respect due to severe underemployment, or growing unemployment. Distaste over the abundance of goods bought from other countries, making some American retailers very wealthy, while American factories continue to shut down and/or fail to regain profitable operations. Distaste over how many foreign governments America has helped without a sufficient reciprocal return on the investment of capital and loss lives. And, distaste on the inability of America’s professional politician’s inability to negotiate the safe return of American citizens taken captive by ruthless dictatorial groups.
The win for Donald Trump for President may have been a vote against the professional political machinery, as well as a vote FOR the Republican Party. Many Republicans did not (do not!) like Donald Trump. However, many faithful Republicans voted Republican which helped to carry Mr. Trump into the White House. They might not like Donald Trump, but they would rather have any Republican as President as an attempt to have a return to more sensible and historic American values that honor the traditional nuclear family; hard work up rather than a weak hand down; strong economic development over socialist-type social programs; a stronger military; favor for 2nd Amendment rights; and an opportunity to use one’s potential to make as much money as possible without the frustrations of government controls that inhibit such.
Donald Trump has made a lot of mistakes as a husband; some serious mistakes in dealing with contractors; created serious human rights’ errors in dealing with immigration, Muslims, and Latinos; angered women with his statements and too much “hand’s on” with them; frustrated the Republican Party; and made many in the media turn against him. However, he presented himself as a much-needed (and wanted!) political revolutionary that the masses of the American populace wanted. And, these voters were willing to take him with all of his personal and social faults in order to join him at snubbing their bruised noses at the professional pollsters, professional politicians, and even the professional media. Only time will tell if they made the right choice—beginning with his cabinet choices, advisors, his first 100 days in office, and his positive accomplishments during his term (or terms) in office!