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Rethink It With Ben Why Trump won. The neglected story

They voted to fight an establishment who forces their daughters to share toilets with women who were born men

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The first black President passes the torch to first ever female President. That was the script, at least in the minds of many. But it played out different.

People around the world are still in shock over the win of Donald Trump, a serial woman abuser and “racist”, over Hillary Clinton in the just concluded US Presidential election.

How could this have happened? All the polls pointed to Hillary being victorious and pundits are still wondering how Trump snatched it?

One thing is clear, though, this race was bigger than Trump himself.

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University of California Los Angeles students march through campus during a "Love trumps Hate" rally play

University of California Los Angeles students march through campus during a "Love trumps Hate" rally

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Poll numbers show that Trump won 29% i.e. a third of Latino votes even after he repeatedly threatened to deport them and build a wall on the Mexican border.

You would also have expected American women, of all races, to unite behind Hillary against a man who has referred to them as dogs, pigs and even advised men to “grab them by the pussy”.

Yet only 34% of white women voted for Hillary while 62% voted for Trump. So clearly there’s something bigger than hate, misogyny, and racism at play here.

Though lots of Trump supporters would love to hang a 'niggar', he won this election on the backs of neutrals who voted Republican. Why would they vote a man like Trump?

America might be the land of the free but it was founded on Christian values. In 2014, 280 million Americans or 70% Americans were Christians. These consists of African Americans, Latinos, and Whites.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, accompanied by her husband former President Bill Clinton, takes the stage to concede the presidential election at the New Yorker Hotel on November 9, 2016 in New York City play

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, accompanied by her husband former President Bill Clinton, takes the stage to concede the presidential election at the New Yorker Hotel on November 9, 2016 in New York City

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These people have watched their values and beliefs being eroded by a system more concerned about being politically correct. A system that passed the abortion law, same-sex marriage, transgender toilet rights etc.

This reflected in votes. According to the Pew Research Center, 8 in 10 white born-agains, evangelical Christians voted for Trump and 1.5 for Clinton.

They voted as Christians, not Republicans or Democrats. They voted to fight an establishment who forces their daughters to share toilets with 'women who were born men'.

It must be noted that most of them do not consider Trump an ideal Christian, but the Republican Party's conservative stance would protect their values.

Then there’s the haves and the have-nots. "When you struggle you get angry... and Trump became the symbol of that anger," Sam Abrams.

Newspapers in Sydney headline the win by Donald Trump who has yet to detail his foreign policy leaving Washington's friends and foes looking for clues to his agenda play

Newspapers in Sydney headline the win by Donald Trump who has yet to detail his foreign policy leaving Washington's friends and foes looking for clues to his agenda

(AFP)

 

Too often prosperity is judged by the what’s going on in the big cities and little thought is spared for the rural communities. As the divide got bigger so did their resentment. Add to that the high cost of Obamacare.

This resentment naturally reflected in the votes as people in prosperous cities voted Hillary while the rural zones voted Trump.

According to the USA today 50% of America’s middle class who earn $100,000 and above voted for Trump.

Why? Frankly, because they were tired. "Mrs Clinton comes from the establishment. It's the same old fashioned government. We don't need that anymore," Rolando Chumaceiro, a family doctor.

He admitted that Trump was vulgar towards women but still prefers him to Clinton.

The way I see it, Trump did not win, the Democrats lost. The people wanted a change and Hillary, a Democrat, simply does not reflect that change.

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