WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - So, did Donald Trump’s stunning victory come from voters who loved him?
Or was his victory a rejection of the current president’s policies?
Tuesday night, a seismic political shift was felt worldwide. Donald Trump’s stunning victory over Hillary Clinton has many political experts shaking their head. But was this first victory for a non-politician since Dwight D. Eisenhower for Donald Trump; or a clear rejection of President Barack Obama’s policy?
“America is not doing well economically,” said Political Analyst David Rehr. “They don’t like the fact that we don’t have the prestige that we have around the world. And these perceived elite Washington figures are trying to control more and more of their everyday life.”
With a GOP controlled House and Senate, Mr. Trump would be in a position to practically run the gamut and gut much of President Obama's agenda; namely Obamacare, immigration reform, how to combat ISIS and shattering hopes for a liberal majority U.S. Supreme Court.
“The Supreme Court appointees will be the defining moment in Donald Trump’s presidency,” says Rehr. “That will extend way beyond his life our lives; probably for the next 30-50 years based upon Supreme Court precedent.”
It’s not just the current president’s policy Trump defeated.
“Donald Trump is running as a republican, but he's fought the republican establishment, the democratic establishment, the national media establishment, everybody that the American people had seen as attacking them, Donald Trump has fought them and won," said Michael Barnett GOP Chairman in Palm Beach, Fla.
Political insiders say it’ll be interesting to see how Trump’s brash style will be able to unify a nation. And how Trump will fit into the traditional bipartisan framework inside the beltway.
The President and Donald Trump will meet at the White House Thursday to discuss a smooth transition of power.