Hangover, shock, disbelief, anger, damaged egos…all part of the aftermath of the U.S. elections. Oh, and a very different tone on mainstream TV shows.
Martin Armstrong’s models got it right once again. 3 out of his 4 models called a Republican victory with > 80% voter turnout. This is yet another confirmation that Armstrong’s computer is truly special.
US equity futures plummeted as the Trump victory started to emerge last night but have recovered most of the declines just as markets are poised to open.
The very best thing about Trump’s victory last night is that “the little guy” who has been disenfranchised by the elitist power structure exercised their democratic franchise to push back against the corrupt political classes.
Trump himself is still a buffoon in many ways, but he and his team proved that they had superior focus, determination, and commitment. Most importantly they understood the widespread feelings of powerlessness within the very divided states of America. And they did it with less than 25% of the media spend than the other side.
I’m quite enjoying watching the talking heads on every US network choke on their humble pie. It’s also interesting to note that they actually understand the populist essence of this victory. Joe Scarborough on MSNBC just admitted the arrogance and advocacy role of the mainstream media.
The US has now elected one of its two deeply flawed candidates to be President and the hard work begins…with roughly 49% of the electorate hating him. We’ll see what he does with 2 years of Republican majorities in the House and Senate.
Never EVER count out a dark horse. They have depth, desire and focus…and they thrive on the challenge of beating the odds.
It’s interesting that Hillary hasn’t spoken publicly yet. Was she asleep before the final results or perhaps having one of her legendary meltdowns? Or maybe “putting out a contract” on Donald Trump like she has with roughly 66 previous political opponents? Will she contest the results?