Trump Triumph

Adam Pidejian

After an exhausting, hard-fought campaign, Donald Trump emerged victorious in one of the biggest upsets in political history.  The tail end of a rollercoaster campaign, one of the ugliest in American political history, revealed how Donald Trump rallied on Election Day to overcome the odds and emerge victorious.  Trump won a majority of the electoral votes and surpassed the needed 270 to win the election. The Queens native was trailing in most polls leading up to the election, but dominated rural areas in key battleground states like Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio, amongst others, to pull off a major upset. Many of the rural areas where Trump dominated show that he the appealed to the emotional state of many common rural citizens that were passionate to vote.  Oddsmakers from the New York Times early in the morning of Election Day had Hillary Clinton at 85% odds to win the election.  Nonetheless, Trump will become the 45th President of the United States of America and will be inaugurated on January 28th, leaving supporters of the opposing candidate Hillary Clinton in despair after a strong campaign effort.  Although the two candidates had drastically opposing campaigns, the intensity that Hillary Clinton brought must be acknowledged.  The election is over, but the real test has yet to begin.  Can Donald Trump live up to his campaign promises and truly make America great again?