When it comes to the results of the 2016 election, there’s a seemingly endless list of reasons why Donald Trump ultimately “defeated” Hillary Clinton. From the fact that she ran a flawed campaign, the Russian cyber attack, or James Comey’s letter just before Election Day — those are all valid reasons, each figuring into why Trump is now considered this nation’s “president.”
Even though I supported Clinton before and during the primaries, I’ll be the first to admit she wasn’t my first choice. If it were up to me, the Democratic candidate would have either been Senator Elizabeth Warren or Joe Biden. I liked both Clinton and Bernie Sanders, but I felt Warren and Biden were better choices.
That being said, it’s fairly ridiculous how Hillary Clinton’s been portrayed by the media before, during, and after the election. While it’s true she lost the electoral college vote to Trump, most folks seem to completely ignore the significance that, despite all of the external elements both domestically and internationally working against her, she still received three million more votes than he did.
Think about that for a moment. Going into last year’s election, Clinton was up against:
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