Trump and Democrats Misread Mandates
November 8, 2017
Exclusive: Neither the Democrats nor President Trump learned the right lessons from the 2016 election, leaving the nation divided at home and bogged down in wars abroad, writes Robert Parry.
By Robert Parry
One year ago, the American electorate delivered a confused but shocking result, the election of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, a quirky outcome in the Electoral College that put Trump in the White House even though Clinton got three million more votes nationally. But neither party appears to have absorbed the right lessons from that surprise ending.
President Donald Trump being sworn in on Jan. 20, 2017. (Screen shot from Whitehouse.gov)
[Editor’s note: To learn more about the history of the electoral college see Grassroots in Nebraska series here.]