Inside Story – How did Donald Trump win the US presidential election?


Anger and disappointment has spilled onto the streets of various US cities, with thousands of Americans rallying against Donald Trump’s surprising election victory.

Trump, a 70-year-old business tycoon that has made disparaging remarks about women, African-Americans, Latinos, Muslims, LGBTQ people and the disabled, won the presidency after securing 279 electoral votes, nine more than the 270 needed to win.

So how did he do it?

And why are so many Americans angry with the political establishment and Hillary Clinton?

Presenter: Jane Dutton


Allan Lichtman – Professor of History at the American University and author of ‘White Protestant Nation: The Rise of the American Conservative Movement.’

Clyde Wilcox – Professor of Government at Georgetown University and author of ‘Onward Christian Soldiers: The Religious Right in American Politics’.

Charlie Wolf – Political Commentator and Former Communications Director of Republicans Abroad.

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