Sunday 11 December 2016

Ian O'Doherty: A two fingers to a politically correct elite

Hillary Clinton has damned her party to irrelevance for at least the next four years in a stunningly self-inflicted defeat. People didn't vote for Trump because of what he is, it's what he's not that appealed

Published 13/11/2016 | 02:30

No purple reign: Hillary's supporters are too dense to realise that she has always been more conservative than Trump on social issues
No purple reign: Hillary's supporters are too dense to realise that she has always been more conservative than Trump on social issues

Tuesday November 8 2016 - a day that will live in infamy or the moment when America was made great again?

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The truth, as ever, will lie somewhere in the middle. After all, contrary to what both his supporters and detractors believe - and this is probably the only thing they agree on - Trump won't be able to come into office and spend his first 100 days gleefully ripping up all the bits of the Constitution he doesn't like.

But even if this week's seismic shockwave doesn't signal either the sky falling in or the start of a bright new American era, the result was, to use one of The Donald's favourite phrases, huge. It is, in fact, a total game changer.

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