Now that the anti-Trump derangement nuts failed to reverse the outcome of the 2016 election (with the Jillary Recount and great Electoral College revolt backfiring and making Trump's victory slightly stronger) let's take a comprehensive look at Trump's triumph which on balance was a landslide.
For anti-Electoral College Trump haters the Constitution is living, breathing toilet paper.
Indeed, the most feared and hated President-elect ever by the political Left won 62.9 million votes; this set a record for a Republican candidate by just under 1 million votes*. No mean feat considering the extent, scope and power of the maligning bipartisan forces aligned against him. Indeed, Trump's gravity defying miraculous win against staggering odds (which looks like the work of Providence) was the greatest upset political victory since certain to lose, underdog Harry Truman beat Thomas Dewey 68 years ago.
*Trump beat Bush's record of just over 62 million votes set in 2004 by approximately 900,000 votes (see).
But Trump's victory was more historic and greater than Truman's. For Truman had the advantage of being President, victoriously ending the worst war in human history and continuing the legacy of the immensely popular and revered FDR. But Trump never held elected office or ran in a political campaign; what he did have however was a flamboyant and super successful business and reality TV show career, great political instincts, untiring energy, an unbreakable iron will, effective communication skills, and the gift of a weak, unlikable, corrupt, low energy opponent who couldn't keep pace with him. And that combination of gifts and circumstances were enough to make Trump the third President-elect born during the Truman era; and the 7th to come from New York State after FDR.
In the end Trump pulled off a decisive electoral victory and staggering geographical sweep; and that created a
Donald Trump won the popular vote in 30 of 50 states, or 60% of the states vs. Hillary's 40%. That is a landslide. And out of 3141 counties across the land Trump won a whopping 2600 (flipping 200 that went for Obama in 2012), or 83% vs. Hillary's 17% (an all time low). That too was a landslide.
Now in the popular vote Hillary bested Trump by 2.8 million votes giving her a 2% lead. But this 2% came mostly if not exclusively from one lone state: deep blue leftist sanctuary California (overrun by over 3 million illegal, pro-Democrat aliens) where Hillary won a colossal, historic 8.7 million votes, 4.3 million more than Trump. This exceeded Hillary's overall popular vote lead by 1.5 million votes. How many of those votes were cast by illegals we don't know just yet (see). But what we do know is that without California Hillary would have lost the popular vote by 1.4 million (see).
In CA they give drivers licenses to illegals; and they have motor voter registration. It's not particularly controversial to say they voted en masse.
Also in the popular vote Trump did 50% or better in 23 of the 50 states, while Hillary achieved that in only 11 states. That too was a landslide. Also a landslide was Trump's 304 electoral votes vs. Hillary's 227. Indeed, this 77 point difference gave Trump about 57% of the electoral vote vs. Hillary's 43%, a double-digit 14% margin. How is that not a landslide?
Moreover, Trump's 304 electoral votes was the most of any GOP presidential candidate since 1988 when Vice President George H.W. Bush, with 426 votes, crushed Democrat Michael Dukakis. On the other hand, Hillary's 227 electoral votes was the least of any Democrat candidate since 1988 when Dukakis won a mere 111 votes.
Now though Bush's 1988 landslide was hugely greater than Trump's, it wasn't a win he had to work his butt off like Trump had to do. For Bush was the VP of one of the greatest presidents in American history: Ronald Reagan-who ended the perilous Cold War and left office with a booming, high growth, good jobs economy that greatly benefited the middle class. As Bush vowed to stay Reagan's course it was virtually impossible for him not to win, and win big.
BARACK OBAMA: THE NEW RONALD REAGAN?
And this brings me to the subject of Obama's failed prediction for 2016 that he made last year. For some time now Obama (the great anti-Reagan) has laughably fancied himself the Democratic version of Ronald Reagan. Indeed, like Reagan Obama believes he's a great historical world figure; that like Reagan he's been a transformational president making a huge positive impact on American and world history. This claim rests on the following seven claims: getting bin Laden (after 7 months of dithering indecisiveness, and wasn't the beginning of the end of al-Qaida as claimed); ending two wars (a flat-out lie); stopping Iran from getting the bomb (he just kicked the can down the road, and who knows what Iran and nuclear North Korea are secretly doing); the passing of Obamacare (was unpopular then and is so today); the Paris Climate Accord (based on hysterical catastrophic pseudo-science); saving the US auto industry from collapse (he co-saved with Bush only GM and Chrysler); and lastly his claim that the $800 billion stimulus prevented a second Great Depression (in reality Bush did that with TARP).
In Obama's delusional mind he's the 21st century Ronald Reagan and loved as much as Reagan was. And based on this belief he imagined that the American people wanted a continuation of his presidency (like they did Reagan's). Indeed, cock sure that 2016 would be 1988 for him and Hillary Obama predicted that on November 8, 2016 (the 28th anniversary of Bush's defeat of Dukakis) Hillary would defeat the GOP nominee.
MY PREDICTION THAT 2016 WOULD BE MORE LIKE 1960 THAN 1988
But compared to Ronald Reagan Obama is a mental and moral pipsqueak; in contrast to 1988 the US economy and foreign policy of 2016 are a mess; and, consequently, most Americans wanted change. Moreover, candidate Clinton was no physically healthy, honest, ethical, scandal free George H.W. Bush. Differing from Obama I wrote that a better model for predicting the outcome of this year's election was 1960 not 1988 (see). This was the year when the charismatic northeastern Democrat JFK defeated the less likable, charmless Richard Nixon, who'd been the Republican Vice President of the very popular Dwight Eisenhower. Oddly, the 1960 election like this year's fell on a November 8th election date. And when the votes were counted JFK in a narrow victory won 303 electoral votes (one less than Trump's), or 58% to Nixon's 42% (nearly identical with Hillary's). Amazing, isn't it? Oh, by the way, 1946, the year of Trump's birth, is when both JFK and Nixon began their careers in politics (see).