Trump triumphed because he won American hearts and minds

 |Nov 10, 2016
Political commentator Raja Sara said Trump won the White House because his campaign reflected majority Americans’ hearts and minds.

Donald Trump triumphed in Tuesday’s US presidential election because he spoke the people’s language emphasising their expectations and aspirations.

Local young political commentator Raja Sara Petra said today that majority Americans wanted down to earth policies prioritising their interests and welfare.

“President-elect Trump did just that. Trump proved that if you can win the hearts and minds of the people you will triumph. He said all the right things that the voters wanted to hear,” she said, congratulating the Republican victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Although Trump’s win was widely considered as an upset, she said that it was not entirely surprising.

She said Americans were quite fed up with the way the country was being run and even more so against politics and politicians.

“They want down to earth policies that focus on the welfare of the people.

“Trump win was not unexpected as far as I am concerned. Trump appeals to the man-on-the-steet who ultimately are the voters. And the voters decide who wins.

“Trump knows what the people want and he promised the people to deliver what they want,” said Sara.

She said whether Trump would win a second term depended on how well he had delivered in his first term, adding Trump’s first 100 days in the White House would be interesting to observe.

“Winning the presidency is the easy part. Now the real work begins,” she said.

Athi Shankar has been a journalist for past 30 years. He believes that democratic rights come with responsibility.