It really happened. He did it. Donald Trump proved all experts wrong. All of the allegedly certain predictions that he could not become a president of the United States have been reduced to absurdity. A man who insults foreigners, women and people with disabilities, who preaches hate and snubs America’s most important partners, will run the most powerful country on Earth. It is a political catastrophe.
Crude populism has triumphed over reason. Trump’s success is a shock for all those who had counted on the political wisdom of American voters. The real-estate tycoon promised the Americans a fundamental political shift and a majority — even if slim — have followed his promises. The American voters have opted for change, though no one knows what it will look like. Given Trump’s Islamophobic, nationalistic, hateful statements during the election campaign, only one thing can be said for sure: It won’t be good.
The Germans check in on the bogus election. They are not pleased either.
(Not a fan of Hitchens but it seemed apropos)