I was surprised, but not surprised if that makes sense. I was not at all surprised that once again, the polls got it wrong, rather like our election when Cameron won. I don’t read or follow polls since that time.
I am still getting used to saying ‘President Trump’, and it sounds like some silly made up name and it doesn’t even sound like a President.
I had hoped that Clinton would win, and that I would be alive to see a woman president. I feel sorry for the old American lady who will be unlikely ever to see a woman president. Obviously I thought her policies would be better, but people will always want a change. It is quite scary that Britain and the US is becoming more and more right wing and rich people are, once again, controlling the world.
I spoke to a friend from Kent on his reaction,this is how it went:
Me: Trump has won
Me: Trump is President, seriously
Friend: (deep sigh)
I wonder how many people had the same conversation.
Then on Facebook, a friend from Maidstone, England,, said “I stayed up until just before 1, but the results were too depressing.. I was hoping things would change by the time I got back up at 6… nope. (The torrential rain outside seems kind of appropriate).