U.S. voters wanted change. They got it. Unless there is a recount surprise, as of now, it appears likely we will have Donald Trump as the next American president.
The result speaks to the erosion of the middle class, especially in key rust belt states. Even with the aggregate economic gains during Obama’s presidency, there was a feeling of dissatisfaction among these segments of the electorate. The election results suggest that Trump was able to tap into this as an agent of change. And Republicans also maintain control of both the House and Senate, meaning that President Trump’s policies could have some margin of support in Congress.