Pundits and historians are already trying to tell the story of Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency. In so doing, they are already trying to alter the truth. Go figure.
The first case in point is that of Trump’s level of confidence heading into election day. Some are saying Trump was unsure of his status, but he says otherwise. “When they cancelled fireworks, they knew and so did I,” Trump tweeted.
I thought and felt I would win big, easily over the fabled 270 (306). When they cancelled fireworks, they knew, and so did I.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2017
Trump was speaking of Hillary Clinton’s cancellation of a two minute fireworks show that was scheduled to go off over the Hudson River to celebrate her victory over him. The mini event was apparently on the Coast Guard’s official books and was pulled a day before the election, via the Daily Caller.
So, apparently if there was significant fear, it was in the Clinton camp. What’s wrong with this picture?
In the final hours before the election, virtually every poll and every media source was calling for a Clinton win. So, why was Hillary canceling fireworks? Clearly, they knew more than they were letting on (if John Podesta telling everyone to go home were any indication).
Trump, meanwhile, says he was confident until election day. “Various media outlets and pundits say that I thought I was going to lose the election,” Trump wrote. “Wrong, it all came together in the last week, and I thought I would win big, easily over the fabled 270 (306),” he tweeted.
However, on election day, it seems he fell prey to the fictitious exit poll data. Even though everyone always says you can’t believe the exit polls, apparently he succumbed. Who wouldn’t?
Every word that you heard or read all day long said you will lose. At some point, you start to believe it. It’s human nature. “So it began with phony exit polls,” Trump said. “And I got a call from my daughter at around 5 o’clock…and they said, ‘I’m sorry dad, it looks really bad. Looks really really bad.’”
Trump wasn’t the only one who was surprised that election day. Nearly every single expert gave the victory to Clinton until late in the evening. Yes, I said “expert.”
So, the media tried to shape history with their coverage up to and during the actual election. They failed. Now, they once again are trying to shape history by saying Trump expected to lose. His own tweets say otherwise. They don’t care!
Apparently, the Clintons knew what the experts didn’t – that they were going to lose. Why else would you cancel your celebratory fireworks? What a gift that information must have been to Trump in the last hours of that election day.
Trump seems to have a sixth sense for business and public relations. I think he knew where he stood all along, right up until election day, but those few hours of doubt probably just made the victory all that much sweeter.
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