Piers Morgan is a friend of President-elect Donald Trump. In this column in the Daily Mail he explains why Trump won and Hillary lost.
Although Piers is polite and reserved I think he understands the truth: Hillary Clinton holds us in contempt.
The feeling is mutual, you witch! And we don’t like your pathetic, weak supporters much either.
Excerpt from the Daily Mail
The key issues in this campaign were not climate change, legalising marijuana or gay marriage.
They were the economy, jobs, immigration, and terrorism.
Trump tapped into each of these with clear, defined, loud messages that he rammed home day in day out for 16 months and which grabbed huge media attention.
Love him or hate him, he was constantly speaking about things that Americans really worry about.
He also positioned himself against the corrupt, self-interested, lobby group infested political system that these same Americans feel strongly has enriched itself at their expense.
Hillary Clinton perfectly personified that system; a career politician who has repeatedly fleeced her positions of power to make millions of dollars for herself and her husband, and who carried with her a permanent smug sense of entitlement to be America’s first female president.
I was struck by the sheer scale of cocky complacency which enveloped the Clinton camp in the past few weeks as Election Day approached.
It smacked of precisely the same ‘there’s no way we can possibly lose to these ‘ignorant, racist, sexist Neanderthals’ establishment mentality that provoked Britain into Brexit in June.
Hillary herself dripped with haught, superior arrogance, referring to Trump’s supporters as a ‘basket of deplorables’.
I genuinely don’t think she ever gave any serious thought to losing to someone like Trump, who will now become the only President never to serve in political life or the military.
In that regard, she reminded me of General John Sedgwick, who reassured his Union Army men in the American Civil War as enemy snipers lurked: ‘They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance….’
General Sedgwick was then promptly shot dead before he could finish the sentence.
Hillary got her come-uppance for failing to identify what was really engaging her fellow, less well-off Americans and for constantly mocking those who were attracted to Trump’s outsider appeal.
I watched all the millennials sobbing in shock at her quickly dismantled ‘victory’ party last night and thought: ‘you all only have yourselves to blame.’
I saw them all tweeting their derision at Trump, snorting with incredulous laughter at what they saw as this idiot clown daring to play in their world.
As Trump roared around Middle America rallying the poor, jobless and downtrodden with increasingly powerful speeches offering hope and change, the Clinton brigade were bopping up and down to Hillary’s celebrity mates like Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry all calling her ‘Madam President’ and saying how wonderful she was.
In the most obscene illustration of this revoltingly elitist back-slapping, Madonna even publicly promised to give oral sex to everyone who voted for Hillary.
An offer than might well have swayed many to vote Trump.
Madonna made me physically gag but so frankly did all the other celebrities sucking up to Camp Clinton.
It showed how detached these people all were from the real world.
Their message was clear: ‘Hillary stands for wealth, fame and success.’
The press congratulated Hillary for her ending her campaign surrounded by fawning celebrities like that a**hole Bruce Springsteen, who claims to represent the working man.
I saw it as more of Hillary surrounding herself with the people whose values I hate. There were also rappers spewing the f-word, calling women whores, twerking, etc.
Meanwhile, at the end, there was Trump with us, his deplorables. We fed off his energy and he fed off ours.
I expect President Trump’s tone will change. It has to as he seeks to govern. But Trump, for all his wealth and vanity, is not going to forget his promise to Make America Great Again.
It all boils down to this: Hillary is a snob, while Trump isn’t.
HILLARY WITH THE PERSONIFICATION OF THE VALUES I REJECT.