Approximately one year ago the United States presidential elections were at full swing, and the leftist media was predicting a landslide victory for Hillary Clinton. Chances up to 99.9% were cited. A news reporter predicted that Trump would lose by such a wide margin that it would make history, and it would be a devastating blow to the Republican Party, and perhaps change it forever. Everybody on the left, especially the media, considered the voting to be just a useless formality, given how clear the winner was.
But, of course, the media doesn't elect presidents. The people do.
Trump's victory was so, oh so sweet. It still gives me an immense sense of glee seeing those news reports from a year ago, when that reality dawned on them.
Hillary Clinton gave her concession speech the next day after the election results were announced. It is my understanding that this is the first time in history (or at least the first time in a long, long time) that such a thing has happened. Usually the losing candidate gives the speech right after the results.
Do you know why she gave her concession speech the next day? Because they didn't actually have such a speech ready for her. Normally all candidates have prepared two speeches, one for victory, one for loss, and thus they are able to give either one immediately after the results are in. In this case, however, Clinton and her team were so convinced that she would win that they didn't even bother to write her a concession speech.
They also had bought and prepared a massive fireworks display, for several hundreds of thousands of dollars. Of course they never got to fire it.
Trump might not be the best possible United States president in history, and many of his views are somewhat detrimental, but his victory was extremely important back then, and it's still extremely important today.
A year ago his victory was a fist-strike against the collective faces of the media. It was a clear signal to the media that "you do not decide who becomes president; the people do." The media thought that they are in power, and that they decide what the public has to vote. Trump's election told them otherwise. No, you do not elect the president. Get off your high horse.
A year from then, Trump's presidency has become even more important than ever. It has clearly and unambiguously exposed the leftist media for the partisan biased liars they are. They are constantly lying, distorting, and fabricating propaganda. The leftist media is constantly, and I mean constantly, attacking Trump with everything they got. But Trump is untouchable, and it only helps to expose what a bunch of biased hypocritical liars and buffoons the leftist reporters are.
(I'm not saying right-wing reporters are never biased hypocritical liars and buffoons. Of course many of them are. They aren't much better. But it's really important that it has become clear that the leftist media, who think have the moral high ground, are nothing but liars and hypocrites.)
Likewise the mere fact that Trump is the president of the United States has brought to public attention the absolute lunacy of the regressive leftist social justice warriors. Not by Trump. Trump doesn't even need to do anything. By the social justice warriors themselves! They are the ones shutting down speeches using violence and rioting, they are the ones beating up people on the streets, they are the ones calling people "nazis" and "fascists" for simply disagreeing with them, they are the ones demanding the cessation of much of the Bill of Rights, and universal human rights. Their own actions are bringing to light their supremacist totalitarian destructive ideology.
One year since the election, it's more important than ever that Trump is the president of the United States. I'm so glad that he was elected. I don't agree with much of what Trump says, but I'm so, oh so glad that he was elected.