It's hard to convey just how exhausted Americans feel after 4 decades of Clinton scandals. Even Clinton's supporters said voting for her was hard, but they would, and they did, without success.
And let's not discount Alt media, now a counterbalance to MSM. Although most live in an echo chamber, Alt media has punctured through the mainstream narrative, it's growing daily, while MSM, as pretty as the presenters appear due to good lighting and high production values - the internet has created a fractionalized society.
For those still bewildered and a little curious, 3 items that probably drove the vote towards Trump.
1) Alt media does not like identity politics and the more the MSM tried to hammer that message, the more this made independents and undecided voters go underground. They, along with Trump enthusiasts, were simply waiting to flip the finger at the political establishment; and it would appear they did, with success.
2) Trump rallies were full of new voters. Cynical voters and Americans having lived through too many election cycles stayed home. New, energized voters don't wait in line, up to 6 hours for nothing.
3) Immigrants. The ones that worked hard to get to America, legally, people that spent years making what felt like a Hurculean effort to obtain legal status didn't appreciate illegals given preferential treatment. All one has to do was watch that bizarre video where Obama strongly suggested the simple act of voting meant you are a citizen. That probably helped Trump.
ME? I didn't vote and I'm sympathetic to both sides, we're a binary bunch, this much is obvious. I'm no fan of speeches and promises, I've always lived with and judged others by their actions. We'll just have to wait and see. Matt Drudge, per usual, proved pivotal, Alex jones is simply a machine that cannot be stopped and Wikileaks, well, Assange just may get a pardon.
We'll just have to wait and relax, the election is over. The office the President holds is bigger than the person that lives within it. For better or worse, it's time for Trumpland.