There’s something glorious about election night in America. Whatever you say about the American people, they turn solemn and thoughtful when it comes to choosing their leaders. They make mistakes but they have the opportunity to correct them. A bit before midnight, after the New York Times put Trump’s probability of winning above 95%, I wandered into the Irish bar around the corner from my house and talked to my neighbors. Many had voted for Clinton, reluctantly; some had voted for Trump, also with reservations; but all had something impassioned to say about why they had made their choice.
Lincoln was right: you can’t fool all of the people all of the time. Hillary Clinton couldn’t persuade the American people that 2+2 = 5.
Donald Trump’s acceptance speech after winning the 2016 Presidential election