How did Donald Trump pull off an upset?

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The Washington Post offers a synopsis of how Election Night turned out so good for Donald Trump and so bad for Hillary Clinton.

Trump did it the way he’d said he would for more than 30 years: He ignored the rules of modern politics and spoke to Americans in plain, even coarse, everyday language, without massaging his words through the data-driven machinery of consultants, focus groups and TV commercials. He scoffed at ideologies, preaching a tough, blunt pragmatism fueled by unbridled, unashamed ego. He told people what they wanted to hear: that a rapidly changing and splintering society could be forced back to a nostalgia-drenched sense of community and purpose, that long-lost jobs could be retrieved, that a pre-globalized economy could be restored.

Don’t forget to look at my earlier post focusing on how Trump’s win illustrates the pressure Western institutions are under.

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