The results are in, Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States after defeating Hillary Clinton in an historic upset.
In the aftermath of what is being considered the biggest upset in American political history, Roland Martin and his panel of guests dissected the numbers that allowed Trump to win the presidency.
One question no pollster in America could predict is whether there would be a “stampede of White voters to the polls on Election Day for Donald Trump.”
Polling numbers predicted Hillary Clinton would win the presidency; the Republican National Committee’s polling indicated Trump would fall 30 electoral college votes short of being elected, but as we saw on November 9th, that is not the case.
According to the final polling data, Trump won all of the battleground states in a clean sweep. Martin said on NewsOne Now, “If this was Vegas, he (Donald Trump) hit 21 with 10 straight hands.”
Joe Williams, Senior Editor of US News and World Report, called what took place on Election Day “white-lash,” adding there was a “surge of White voters going to the polls who felt like their concerns were not addressed and a lot of them didn’t show up in the polls mainly because pollsters have been getting it wrong for a lot of election days recently.
Inside Trump Headquarters On Election Night
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Donald Trump’s Impact On The Balance Of Power In Washington
How will the balance of power be affected after Donald Trump’s election?
In the final months of the 2016 election, Trump was at odds with establishment Republicans who publicly said they would not support him. Will Trump’s election lead to a greater split within the GOP?
The rift within the party does not stop there. The president-elect has an agenda of entitlement that stands in stark opposition to the beliefs of a conservative House of Representatives.
Roland Martin asked his panel of guests on Tuesday morning’s edition of NewsOne Now: “What happens when you have a Tea Party Freedom Caucus who is about fiscal restraint and you have Donald Trump, who is talking about massive spending?”
What Now For Black America After Trump’s Election?
After explaining Trump’s election marks the end of the third reconstruction of the United States, Martin asked, “What now happens for African-Americans? What is the agenda? How do African-Americans communicate with someone who frankly didn’t even deal with Black folks during the campaign?“
All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast