Some bizarre theories are doing the rounds in Washington that have even been joined by the White House. Senior government officials, members of Congress and of course the media led by the Washington Post have alleged that Russian hacking of the November 8 presidential election benefitted Donald Trump giving him victory.
Defying all predictions, Donald Trump won the US presidential elections against his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. He has exposed the US establishment and what it stands for.
Against all odds, Donald Trump’s bigotry against Hispanics, Latinos, Muslims and Sikhs has catapulted him to the White House.His extremist vitriol made him quite popular among evangelical Christian Zionists, ultra-right wing White extremists and even the White middle class.1
Donald Trump’s stunning victory has left not only the American establishment but the rest of the world also shell-shocked. This is not how it was supposed to have worked out.3
One of the remarkable aspects of the American system is that people actually believe they have a say in how their president is elected. The media plays its role in pushing the establishment’s agenda to perpetuate the myth.2
As the date for US presidential election fast approaches, an analysis based on the examination of tweets yields some interesting insights.2