The Trump upset resulted from a very misleading campaign by Trump and an incompetent nearly irrelevant campaign by Hillary Clinton. In effect Trump turned the November 8, 2016 election day into November Fool's Day.
Many laborers voted for a man who stiffed laborers and contractors and who has employed alien labor.
Many Evangelicals voted for an apparent atheist who was divorced more than once and who has bragged about "grabbing pussy" and how women like to be so abused...especially if by somebody famous like Trump.
Rural residents voted for a man who wants to kill ethanol production and who knows nothing about agriculture or real rural America.
Some White and Black women voted for a man who has referred to women as pigs and often demonstrated contempt for them in general.
People convinced they were downtrodden and ignored voted for a man only accustomed to Luxury estates and expensive penthouse apartments. They voted for a real estate baron who listens to nobody and ignores the down-trodden and anybody else who disagrees with him and never apologizes even for the most egregious statements.
Trump did better at fooling people than any April Fool's Day joke or gag that I have ever heard. April Fool's day jokes last for a day, November Fool's Day will last for four years. Certainly, we can have a little more belief in the "You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time."
Trump proved to be a master fooler of the electorate, and a master baiter of the press.
*** Stay tuned and stay observant---- Doug Wiken