Trump’s victory was the biggest surprise for American mainstream media of all times!
” From the time Donald Trump announced his White House bid, there has been no shortage of establishment media outlets predicting his defeat.
But some are winners and some are losers in these elections, some media get it right, but most of them failed miserably!
Indeed, as the weeks and months marked Trump’s ever-apparent political preeminence, the pundits, pollsters, and prognosticators doubted and declared his collapse inevitable.
American people was a victim in this game of Anti Trump movement in American mass media!
Even as Trump, a real estate mogul-turned-reality TV star, clinched the Republican presidential nomination, the affirmations of his failure kept coming.
This fail will have to result with some media reform and restructuring, social networks will become more reliable media as people decide what is relevant and what is not!
The very establishment media and pollsters who benefitted from Trump’s celebrity before branding him leader of a deplorable political base will stand against his governance.
Trump won the race even going against all media, home and abroad!
In fact, now that Trump — who received a single newspaper endorsement and defied every law of modern politics, winning states Republicans have not conquered in decades — has won the presidency, it’s worth noting the many establishment media organs and pollsters who said he would not win.
This is a part of the complete list of 33 media brands and people who failed to guess who is going to win!
1. The New York Times: “Donald Trump will not be the Republican nominee.”
“Despite all the evidence that fortune favors him, Donald Trump will not be the Republican nominee,” wrote Ross Douthat.
2. The Washington Post: “Let’s dispense with the notion that Trump has a real shot at winning in November.”
“To borrow a phrase from one of the men trailing Trump: Let’s dispense with the notion that Trump has a real shot at winning in November,” wrote Post digital opinions editor James Downie.
3. CNN: Donald Trump lost this election “from the first day he announced.”
On the eve of the election, CNN contributor Hilary Rosen said, “Tomorrow night, I think, when Hillary Clinton wins, Donald Trump will have lost this election from the first day he announced.”
4. Fox News analyst Charles Krauthammer:
When Bill O’Reilly asked him on Election Night if he would “make a prediction that Hillary Clinton’s the next president,” Krauthammer said, “If you force me, I’ll take it.”
5. Comedy Central: “Mr. Trump …. you’re not going to be president.”
Former Colbert Report host Stephen Colbert said, “And so, right now, Mr. Trump, to answer your call for political honestly, I just sat to say: you’re not going to be president.”
6. CNBC: “Donald Trump can’t win.”
Writing about the first presidential debate, Politico’s chief economic correspondent and a CNBC contributor said, “Trump needed a breakthrough performance to turn his momentum into a real lead. Instead, he was the Donald Trump the nation came to know during the GOP primaries. And that Donald Trump can’t win.”
7. The Huffington Post: “Donald Trump will not, cannot, win the general election for U.S president.”
“It’s time for the media to stop pretending otherwise in order to live off of Trump click bait,” wrote a Huffpo Canada contributor.
8. The LA Times: “Don’t panic, Democrats, Hillary Clinton will beat Donald Trump.”
“Who wins a race for both POTUS and SCOTUS between a tough-love mom and your crazy uncle? Based on historic trends and their comparative assets, my best guess is that Clinton prevails by at least 53% to 46%, perhaps even a double-digit landslide,” wrote radio host Mark Green. “The most unpopular presidential nominee ever won’t be elected president. At least not if Democrats remember Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes’ admonition: ‘The way the inevitable came to pass was effort.’”
9. The Guardian: “Trump won’t win. In fact, the U.S. could be on the brink of a liberal renaissance.”
“Trump won’t win. In fact, the U.S. could be on the brink of a liberal renaissance,” wroteMichael Cohen. “With voters set to reject their nominee, Republicans could lose control of Congress, ushering in a progressive era.”
10. Karl Rove: “Trump Can’t Win General Election.”
Longtime Bush strategist Karl Rove said on MSNBC that “Republicans are not going to win this next election by finding a missing magic cache of conservative voters who have heretofore loyally supported us but were turned off by those arch liberals John McCain and Mitt Romney.”
For the other 23 media and people on this list read here.
Now all of these media will want to communicate with president Trump, but they did so many evil things to him, how are they now going to work with him?!