Clueless, spectacularly clueless

Donald Trump’s convincing victory shows that the commentariat does not understand the American people

Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States, in a victory which gobsmacked the media and pundits. Trump overcame sex scandals, bad debates, a shambolic organisation, hostility from the grandees of his own party and a relentlessly hostile media.

It was a smashing success. Instead of dragging the Republicans into infighting, irrelevance and obscurity, the former reality TV star delivered them the Presidency and control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate.