The day after President Trump’s inauguration, Democratic organizers changed what they planned as a victory parade into a women’s demonstration to protest against Trump in many cities across America. It was also a protest against the what they “think” are Trump’s ideology of anti-women, anti-racial inequality, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, anti-this, and anti-that. The anti-Trump side dumped a lot of cooked-up baloney on Trump. And what surprises me is that they were surprised he won the election. Liberals were completely mesmerized by the results because they were not listening to Trump’s real message, but only at how he communicated.
What pro-Clinton liberals and the mainstream media refuse to acknowledge and accept the reasons why Trump won the election. They are still reliving the election and are bitter against conservative populism being more popular than progressive liberalism. But we can all agree on something: that Trump got elected for reasons other than his oratory skills, which is not the finest. The hard-to-swallow truth is that Trump effectively spoke to the “silent majority” who felt their voices had not been heard, which included religious conservatives (Protestants, Catholics and evangelicals). His message resonated with many other people within this silent majority including the working class, labor unions, classic Democrats and Republicans, educated professionals. Trump’s message touched people of all stripes, even people of all color: white, black, Hispanics, Asian, (including disenchanted white supremacists which was unintentional). Simply put, Trump had the right message, not Hillary Clinton. It was a masterful work of speaking to conservative populism in America.
Hillary Clinton and Obama and the Democrats for many decades have totally ignored conservative populism and they chose to ignore them to their peril this election. Despite the dishonest media’s gang-up on Trump in order to delegitimize his presidency even before he’s still barely getting started out the gate, Trump’s message is still getting out. Good thing for Twitter. Evangelicals were happy to see invited the Revs. Franklin Graham, Paula White, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, amongst others, invited to read scripture and pray at the Inauguration. Hillary Clinton would have never given conservative evangelicals the time of day–except for scorn. Trump has made religious conservatives (who had been treated like outsiders under Obama and Clinton) feel like insiders during this election. It will continue in his nominations to key positions (incl. Mike Pence, Ben Carson, Betsy DeVos, Scott Pruitt, Elaine Chao, Rick Perry, Ken Blackwell, etc.). This is why Liberal Democrats are attacking Trump and his Administration. It is a battle over ideology and message rather than fluff. Despite what the biased media may be reporting, Trump does have a real message, and it carries deep meaning to millions of God-fearing, God-loving Americans.
Trump does not talk like an insider politician and polish orator but yet, he won. How did this happen? He speaks using simple language, not as an educated scholar with a post-graduate degree. A person without a high school degree can totally understand his message–including immigrants who cannot speak perfect English like my parents. His style resonates with regular common people and this is what made his message so effective. I dare to liken Trump to young David to defeated Goliath. Yes, the Clinton-Democratic election machine was ready for a huge defeat over Trump but yet they lost. It was a big fall and hence, they had to turn the planned victory parade into a women’s protest in Washington, DC and other cities.
Obama chooses his words carefully and includes all people and speaks like a polish orator. He tries to please everyone by including the outsiders to make them feel heard and included. This is good and admirable, and it even makes an Asian dude like me feel included. This contrasts with the hard-hitting style of Trump who is fashioned like a bulldog; he bites hard and doesn’t let go of his opponent. Like a Doberman, Trump barked at the elitists and called-out their dishonesty, and it scared them, hence the strong reaction from people, including Republican insiders. Beholden to his opponents, Trump’s simple message hit the right points in people’s hearts and made outsiders feel like they were being heard and supported. Note that these outsiders are different from Obama’s outsiders. This was a key to why Trump was so successful in winning the election. It was Trump’s message that won their support–not his oratory speaking abilities.
To President Obama’s credit, Obama has a wonderful gift of speaking, and he stands in my books as one of the best orators. He knows how to inspire and include the listeners in his speeches (even Christians to an extent), and I think this was the reason why Obama got elected back in 2008. But whether he actually united people or not is another thing. Just as President Reagan was known as “the communicator”, I would opine that Obama’s oration skills is up there along with Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan. If this election were Obama vs Trump, it would make for an very interesting battle–two effective communicators in a war of words.
We wish outgoing President Obama and his family best wishes, happiness and security. We also wish incoming President Trump and his family prosperity, peace, happiness and God’s protection in the coming term. God bless you all, and may God bless America.