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By Stephen Strang
Considering the shockwaves that rocked the nation after Donald Trump’s surprising election victory, many pundits and analysts have struggled to make sense of what actually happened in the 2016 election. How did a political outsider and a man the whole world declared unelectable actually pull off such a feat? What secret force had he tapped into?
Throughout the run-up to the 2016 election, the mainstream media all but promised Hillary Clinton would win the White House by a landslide. The Democratic candidate was on her way to a historic victory and coronation as the first female president of the United States. Despite the history of scandals that littered her past, and the war she waged on women accusing her husband of sexual abuse, Hillary was trouncing her Republican opponent and safeguarding the liberal agenda for eight more years.