LINTON won nearly three million more votes more than Trump so the angst wave in America upon his winning is understandable. The same thing happened with Al Gore. He too won the popular vote and lost the presidency.
Like the jack of the pack of cards it’s a wild card - only time will tell how Trump’s America and Trump for America will term out. Following Dwight Eisenhower, he is the first President who is not a politician.
How do people and media view Trump? Keep in mind the media too has their ‘favourites’ more often than not.
“Most of the things he promised to do in order to get elected make no sense. And for that reason alone he may not do them. There is also the fact that even a Republican Congress may very well resist his policies, by, for instance, refusing to fund construction of the proposed wall bordering Mexico. He may not negotiate new trade agreements as president, but it is highly unlikely that he will back out of existing agreements. He probably knows enough economic history to want to avoid the disastrous protectionism of the 1930s that prolonged the Great Depression and doomed the Republican Party to oblivion for two decades. China, Mexico and the Middle East are places where American businessmen, including Mr Trump himself, make money. He knows, as just about every economist knows, that global trade creates far more jobs than it destroys, and that growing the middle class while cutting off trade is impossible.” (NYT)
A very, very interesting angle is presented by Armen Orujyan for Fortune, “Trump and his voters, on the other hand, are carrying a bucket of very cold reality that, if they make it to the White House, would make selective memory impossible. They may be unintentional bearers of truth who follow a political embarrassment, but once in power their political blunders just might accidentally save us from our greatest problems