What Maria Bartiromo says about elites explains why they were surprised by Donald Trump victory.
When Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo says what we all think, it can boost our confidence against the continual media attacks.
Recently, she spoke on a local New York City radio show. You can listen to her here. She stated that “Obviously the elites, the establishment, the media, they had no idea what the people wanted and had no idea where the people were in terms of economic issues, in particular jobs.”
The fact that Donald Trump won and surprised so many by his win is the evidence that points out the ignorance of the elites.
The “Mornings with Maria” host emphasized that the 2016 election was about “the working man and woman.”
“I think it was very much about the working man and woman. And I think there’s a big portion of the population out there who was saying, ‘You know that, I’m the forgotten man and woman. I’m the one who has not seen their wages move in 20 years,’” she told host John Catsimatidis.
The Fox Business host noted that investors are seeing that “the Trump plan is a growth plan,” and the incoming administration’s changes will pass through because of the “Republican sweep.”
This “forgotten” man or woman was also invisible. The media confidently told us that Hillary would win because they discounted a lot of voters.
Confirming Bartiromo’s verdict is confirmed by the exception that proves the rule. According to the DC Caller, Clinton’s policy director, Jake Sullivan, warned the DNC that they were blind to the real risk of losing.
Glenn Thrush has published a massive piece, “10 Crucial Decisions That Reshaped America,” detailing the key decision points in the 2016 campaign that led to President-elect Donald Trump’s surprising ultimate victory. But buried near the end of the article is a compelling anecdote about the hubris in the Clinton camp that brought about her final defeat.
“Jake Sullivan, Clinton’s policy director—a brainy and nervous former State Department aide who took on an increasingly important political role as the campaign ground on—was the only one in Clinton’s inner circle who kept saying she would likely lose, despite the sanguine polling,” Thrush says, citing Sullivan’s friends. “He was also the only one of the dozen aides who dialed in for Clinton’s daily scheduling call who kept on asking if it wasn’t a good idea for her to spend more time in the Midwestern swing states in the closing days of the campaign.”
But the rest of Clinton’s campaign ignored Sullivan, with his warnings being dismissed so quickly, they weren’t even substantively considered.
“They spent far more time debating whether or not Clinton should visit Texas and Arizona, two states they knew she had little chance of winning, in order to get good press,” Thrush says.
So, it appears that what Baritomo says is right. Elites couldn’t see how they could lose and they wouldn’t allow any of their own experts to warn them. They simply did not believe that they were vulnerable to defeat.