Historical. Shocking. Stunning.
I know a lot of people were shocked about how well Donald Trump did in last night’s Presidential election. I was one of those people who predicted he would lose – lose big time.
I wondered throughout the evening how so many pollsters could get this race so wrong. This was kind of like the “Dewey versus Truman” race.
About 10:45 p.m. there were only a handful of states left to call with about 78 electoral votes left to grab. Trump was sitting at 244 electoral votes to Clinton’s 215. He was leading in a few of the remaining states. I was thinking that this race ended up like watching a wounded animal. You just wanted to end it and put the Clinton supporters out of their misery so we could go to sleep.
Around midnight, John Podesta, the campaign chairman for Hillary Clinton appeared at their election party and told the audience something like they can all wait a little longer and that they were not going to have any more to say tonight. So she did not concede.
Funny, that’s what they thought Trump would do if he lost.
Then a couple more states went into the Trump column.
About 12:30 p.m., the Associated Press called the race for Trump. And just like that, it was over. Wow.
Clinton then called Trump to concede.
Clinton is the 17th person that Trump ran over on the way to the Presidency. There were some big names that Trump destroyed.
Trump gave his victory speech. It was around 3:00 a.m. in New York when he delivered his remarks. He thanked a lot of people. He said all the right things. He wants us all to work together.
I did think it was nice that he mentioned taking care of veterans. One place in the federal government that does need to have its “swamp drained” is the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The process now begins for the peaceful transition of power. Although about half the citizens did not support him, we need to pray for President-elect Donald Trump. We should all want him to do well; we should all want our country to do well.