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One year ago, the political earth stood still with the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. A majority of American voters in 30 states awarded their electoral votes and the presidency to an outsider, a businessman and reality TV star with decades in the public eye, but no experience as an elected official. He won by running against the establishment in both political parties, the media, bad trade deals, and policies of countries such as Mexico and China that he believed were not in the best interest of the American people.

Unlike previous GOP presidential candidates, Donald Trump connected with voters in Rust Belt states who were ignored in the past. He talked about jobs, trade deals, coal, infrastructure, a border wall, tax cuts, repealing Obamacare and putting “America First.” After supporting phony Democratic presidential nominees for years, these blue-collar voters gave Donald Trump the margin he needed for victory.

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To win, Donald Trump had to defeat 16 career politicians and establishment Republicans in the primaries and a “Never Trump” candidate that disgruntled conservatives fielded in the general election. Of course, he also had to overcome his major opponent, Hillary Clinton, who received extremely positive media coverage and enjoyed a huge political war chest that was twice the size of Trump’s account.

The media thoroughly covered up Hillary’s health problems, including her pneumonia and fainting episode on the anniversary of September 11. In contrast, Donald Trump had to survive the bombshell of the illegal release of the Access Hollywood tape that would have destroyed any other candidate. Instead, Trump fought back by refusing GOP calls to exit the race and, in fact, bringing three women who accused Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct to the next debate as his special guests.

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Trump’s instinct to fight back served him well throughout his...
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