If you are one among the many people, Republicans and Democrats alike, who was taken by surprise by the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States, you needn’t worry—you’re in good company.
I drew this cartoon late during the primaries (when the Donald was still going head-to-head with Ted Cruz). This cartoon is thus testament to the media’s failure to predict the rise of the Orange One as well as my own (and many others’) disbelief that Donald could be (and, at the time of this writing, is) taken seriously as an actual candidate for the highest office in the land.
This is not to say that I am any more savvy than the “heavy-hitting” political correspondents of our era who from the very beginning up until, it seems, election night itself, persisted in a tactic that had continually failed them in the past: underestimating the selling-power of Donald Trump.
When the running was finally reduced to either Donald or Hillary, and the former won, it was only at that point that I was not at all surprised.
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