Wednesday, November 9, 2016


Besides being anti-Establishment outsiders one thing Trump and Bernie had in common is their rejection of the "Millionaires and Billionaires" who they rightly claimed owned and rigged the media and political system in this country.

(also read; Americans' Trust in Mass Media Sinks to New Low

And, as the results show, the voters agreed.

While Hillary was jetting back and forth across the country to attend lavish $50,000 a plate dinner parties with her Wall Street and Hollywood fans Trump was landing his jet in the "fly over" part of America talking to the people who would ultimately win the day with their vote not their money.

 Donald Trump dismantles Hillary Clinton’s big money machine - NationofChange

In the end, Donald Trump defeated big money.

The Republican’s presidential campaign raised less than half of what Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton did. He ran a fraction of the TV ads, even indecisive battleground states.

And although prominent Republican donors came to Trump’s aid during the campaign’s final days, his supportive super PACs and other political groups raised relatively paltry sums when compared to Clinton’s groups.

Somehow, for the volatile, unpredictable New York businessman, that was enough on his way to winning the White House. More than enough.

A swell of white, working class voters, who believed the billionaire when he said he wouldn’t be beholden to special interests, propelled him in a manner that defied polls and the predictions of pundits relying on conventional wisdom for how to win elections.

Trump edged Clinton in the swing states of Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania and snatched Wisconsin, a state expected to serve as Clinton’s bulwark against a Trump surge.

He promised to “drain the swamp” that is Washington, D.C., and its lobbyists and professional politickers.

In a victory speech delivered in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, Trump credited his victory to voters “who want and expect our government to serve the people, and serve the people it will.”