The Washington Post and the BBC both report that Donald Trump has won the U.S. presidential election. After all the opinion polls suggesting an assured win by Hillary Clinton, Trump’s victory comes as stunning news. But beware! In an interview with John Pilger, Julian Assange warned that the U.S. Establishment will never permit Donald Trump to become president. Protect the president-elect, Donald Trump!
Thus reads the description for my latest video, “Stunner! Trump Wins!”, published to YouTube on November 9, 2016. The clip, which clocks in at 5 minutes and 8 seconds, can hopefully be viewed at the top of today’s blog entry.
Elections got you stressed out, cousin? Then take a break from it all. This is what happened to me. So I took a 2-week break and resigned myself to whatever the outcome. The “scientific” opinion polls were almost all showing a Hillary Clinton win. For example, the local newspaper kept publishing reports about “Election Analytics”, a University of Illinois website, and how Ms. Clinton was bound to win. On November 1, 2016, Election Analytics was predicting Clinton winning 321 Electoral College votes, compared with 217 for Trump. “At this point,” claimed Election Analytics, “no credible website or forecasters give Trump a realistic chance of winning the election.” 
But “Surprise, surprise, surprise”, as Gomer Pyle used to say. “Donald Trump was elected the nation’s 45th president,” reported The Washington Post (online) at 3:09 AM on November 9th.  This was confirmed by the BBC, which reported, “Donald Trump will become the 45th US president after a stunning victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.” 
Congratulations to Donald Trump. “ABC (Anyone But Clinton)” has been my feeling. It wasn’t so much “left” vs. “right” as “crook” vs. “not crook.” Acceptable to me would have been Bernie Sanders, Jill Stein, Gary Johnson, or Donald Trump, all of whom are at least not obvious criminals.
But beware! In “Secret World of US Election: Julian Assange talks to John Pilger”, Assange warns that the U.S. Establishment will never allow Donald Trump to be president.  Protect the president-elect, Donald Trump! As Don Corleone said about his son Michael in the movie, The Godfather: If anything happens to Michael – if he falls off a boat, slips on a banana peel, or is struck by a bolt of lightning – “This I do not forgive,” warned the Don. If anything happens to president-elect Trump, be VERY suspicious about it.
——- Sources ——-
 “A Week Away”, Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette, November 1, 2016. Page 1A.
 “Donald Trump wins the presidency in stunning upset over Clinton”, by Karen Tumulty, Philip Rucker and Anne Gearan. The Washington Post (online), November 9, 2016 at 3:09 AM.
 “US election 2016 result: Trump beats Clinton to take White House”, BBC (online), November 9, 2016. http://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-37920175
 “Secret World of US Election: Julian Assange talks to John Pilger (FULL INTERVIEW)”, by RT. YouTube, November 5, 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sbT3_9dJY4