IT'S PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP! | The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
IT’S PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP!
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Vice President-elect Mike Pence walking onto the stage with his delighted family at 2:45 am, November 9, 2016. “It’s almost hard to express the honor that …we feel to serve you as the Vice President of the United States. I come to this moment deeply humbled..and deeply grateful to the American people to placing confidence in this team and giving us this opportunity to serve.”

“It is my high honor and distinct privilege to introduce to you then next President-elect of the United States, Donald Trump.”

President-elect Trump slowly came onto the stage with his family looking deeply moved and overwhelmed. His speech was heartfelt, humble, inclusive, gracious, encouraging, and yes, presidential.

“It’s time for us to come together as one united people. It’s time. I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be President of all Americans.”

His speech was healing.

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Couple thoughts:

Lots of work to do to unite the Republicans.

Lots of work to do to unite the country.

The Rust Belt has had it. Working class Americans have had it. The God & Gun folks have had it.

The media sat stunned and seemed to have a difficult time acknowledging the various states that went to Trump — Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Iowa, close in Minnesota.

Republicans hold the Senate. Hold the House. Gained governorships. Will place Supreme Court justices.

Yes, Donald Trump has a mandate.

The media was wrong. The polls were wrong. (The IBD poll is a notable exception.)

It is delightful to see the Left in shock. They’re rioting and throwing a fit (burning Oakland, screaming at Trump supporters, etc.)

What the Trump voters want is not extreme: Security, respect for them and America, repeal of Obamacare, less regulation, more freedom, less p.c.-ness. And still, STILL, charges of racism abounded in the description of Trump voters. States that Trump won were previously won by Obama. Obama voters went for Trump. How can that possibly be racism?

There has never been a greater repudiation of the elites both in DC and in the media.

Donald Trump and the Republican Congress have an unprecedented opportunity to push back the tide of tyranny. Let’s hope they capitalize it.

Melissa Mackenzie
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Melissa Mackenzie is Publisher of The American Spectator. Melissa commentates for the BBC and has appeared on Fox. Her work has been featured at The Guardian, PJ Media, and was a front page contributor to RedState. Melissa commutes from Houston, Texas to Alexandria, VA. She lives in Houston with her two sons, one daughter, and two diva rescue cats. You can follow Ms. Mackenzie on Twitter: @MelissaTweets.
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