Wednesday is not just the day after an off-year election night for many local and state races across the U.S. It is the one-year anniversary of one of the most shocking presidential wins in American history — shocking, at least, to the Democrats.
On Wednesday, the anniversary of Donald J. Trump’s win over Hillary Clinton, the president commemorated the historic event with a shout-out to his supporters.
“Congratulations to all of the ‘DEPLORABLES’ and the millions of people who gave us a MASSIVE (304-227) Electoral College landslide victory!” President Trump wrote on Twitter.
His supporters latched onto the term “deplorable” after Hillary used it derisively to describe 50 percent of the people backing Trump for president. Her words came across as painting a large segment of American voters as hateful bigots.
“You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic — you name it,” she said, according to PolitiFact.
And on election night, November 8, 2016, mainstream media outlet after mainstream media outlet predicted a landslide victory for the future “Madam President.” Poll after poll showed little hope for a Trump win.
The Los Angeles Times gave Hillary almost twice as many electoral votes as Trump, according to The Wrap. The New York Times said Hillary had an 85% chance of winning. Reuters/Ipsos put her at 90%, and ABC News’ political analyst gave her a whopping 95% chance.
But as the night wore on, state after state went to Trump, and the “deplorables” — many of whom had believed the polls and prepared themselves mentally for disappointment — begin to feel their hope flutter, then blossom to life, soaring upward like Trump’s fast-climbing electoral count.
In the end, Trump became the 45th President of the United States. Remember that historic night by watching the video montage below of the mainstream media beginning to realize that their chosen candidate — Hillary Rodham Clinton — was not going to win.
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