Several posts in today’s edition of Electoral Vote try to answer the question of “How did this happen”. Or more directly, how did so many people vote for Donald Trump, especially working-class voters and women, when he appears to be the embodiment of everything they profess to hate. I recommend you give these a read if you are still shaking your head about the election. We can’t win elections if we don’t understand what motivates voters.
In a separate, but related article, the Washington correspondent for the Toronto Star questioned a range of Trump supporters who traveled to DC to attend Trump’s inauguration. In particular, he asked them what they liked about Trump the most, and also what they would change about Trump if they could. Tellingly, the most popular answer to the second question was they would have him stop tweeting so much. Apparently, that is annoying even his most ardent supporters.
Also published on Medium.