Looking closely at all the news media, one will be forgiven to say that the media is not under test. They wrote-off Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America, and now they are tongue tied. Why? Because the very person they wrote-off is going to lead this great democracy for the next four years.
Let me take you through what the American election battle was all about. It was all about a battle of wits, and Hillary Clinton lost on that front. Donald Trump pulled off the greatest trick of the century, and that was to convince voters that he, unlike Clinton, will be “anti-establishment.” It resonated well with the American voter who were disaffected or thought that they were disempowered. He said that if the American voter will send him to Washington, he would punch all those establishment guys right in their faces. And you know what? The ordinary American voter bought that.
Most voters were toying with the idea that Trump, for all intent and purposes, was not a politician, and that he was an outsider and a glass breaker who could get things done. They voted for him. The Washington Post reports that Trump is about to fill his transition team with the same people he complained about to having too much clout in the previous Republican regime. This includes lobbyists and corporate consultants that he was so much against.
The white working class gave Trump the power that he so desired by responding to his clarion call of restoring the voices of a forgotten people. However, in this transition period, most of the dominant voices will be heard from some of his advisers who are from the same industries that are setting the same regulatory frameworks that he was so much against in his campaigns. This represents clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric, HSBC, Altria among others. The list is long. They are waiting in the wings for Trump to be sworn in and then it will be business as usual. Who will lose? Is it the American voter or is it the corporate magnates who control the state of affairs in America? Your guess is as good as mine.