Tuesday 6 December 2016

Trump proves it's still the economy, stupid!

Published 10/11/2016 | 02:30

To Mr Trump, securing the 45th presidency of the United States was inevitable. Photo: REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
To Mr Trump, securing the 45th presidency of the United States was inevitable. Photo: REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

The most bitter thing for Democrats - especially the Clintons - to swallow, apart from the bilious taste of a Donald Trump victory, is that it is still the economy, stupid!

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To Mr Trump, securing the 45th presidency of the United States was inevitable. To much of the rest of the world, it was inconceivable. He'd never been in the military, run for office or held any political role. Therefore, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue ought to have been the one address beyond even a real estate billionaire's budget.

But such thinking failed to give due regard to just how sharp, ruthless and street-wise Trump's route to the White House truly was. The bombastic mantras that boomed over the campaign and echoed along the Rust Belt were far more rooted in political reality than those whom dismissed him as a fantasist allowed.

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