Media Predictions

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From the time Donald Trump announced his White House bid, there has been “no shortage” of establishment media outlets “predicting” his defeat.

Indeed, as the weeks and months marked Trump’s ever-apparent political preeminence, the “pundits, pollsters, and prognosticators” doubted and declared his “collapse” inevitable.

Even as Trump, a real estate mogul-turned-reality TV star, “clinched” the Republican presidential nomination, the affirmations of his “failure” kept coming.

The very establishment “media and pollsters” who benefited from Trump’s celebrity before “branding” him leader of a “deplorable” political base will stand “against” his governance.

In fact, now that Trump — who received a single newspaper endorsement and defied every law of modern politics, winning states Republicans have not conquered in decades — has won the presidency, it’s worth noting the many “establishment media organs” and pollsters who said he “would not win.”

  1. The New York Times: “Donald Trump will not be the Republican nominee.”
  2. The Washington Post: “Let’s dispense with the notion that Trump has a real shot at winning in November.”
  3. CNN: Donald Trump lost this election “from the first day he announced.”
  4. Fox News analyst Charles Krauthammer:  “If you force me, I’ll take Hillary.”
  5. Comedy Central: “Mr. Trump …. you’re not going to be president.” 
  6. CNBC: “Donald Trump can’t win.”
  7. The Huffington Post: “Donald Trump will not, cannot, win the general election for U.S president.”
  8. The LA Times: “Don’t panic, Democrats, Hillary Clinton will beat Donald Trump.”
  9. The Guardian: “Trump won’t win. In fact, the U.S. could be on the brink of a liberal renaissance.”
  10. Karl Rove: “Trump Can’t Win General Election.” 
  11. George Will: Donald Trump will be “tempted to run, but he will be, predictably, shellacked.”
  12. CNBC chief Washington correspondent John Harwood: “Donald Trump will not be the Republican nominee.”
  13. Nate Silver: “I don’t think that Donald Trump is very likely to win the nomination, in part because he’s not really a Republican.
  14. Frank Luntz: “Hillary Clinton will be the next President of the United States.”
  15. Real Clear Politics senior elections analyst Sean Trende: “There’s probably a 90% chance Trump loses at this point.”
  16. NBC analyst Mike Murphy:  “still thinks Trump loses.”
  17. The Daily Beast: “Why Trump Is Going to Lose Big.”
  18. BuzzFeed: “The Night Donald Trump Became a Loser.”
  19. Bloomberg: “Seriously, Trump Won’t Win.”
  20. Forbes: “Why Donald Trump Won’t Win Wisconsin.”
  21. The National Memo: “5 Reasons Trump Won’t Win in November — and One Way He Could.”
  22. The New York Daily News: “Stephen Bannon hire shows Donald Trump’s campaign plans on losing ‘in the most destructive way possible.’”
  23. The Nation: “Relax, Donald Trump Can’t Win.”
  24. Slate: “Donald Trump Isn’t Going to Be President.”
  25. Salon: “Donald Trump will not be president: History, polling data and demographics all point to a single result.”
  26. The New Republic: “Donald Trump Will Be Buried in an Electoral Avalanche.”
  27. Vox: “Here’s what I think Donald Trump’s loss will look like.”
  28. Jezebel: “Donald Trump Is Not Going to Win.”
  29. U.S. News & World Report: “Why Trump Will Lose.”
  30. Fortune: “Mike Pence Is Better Than Newt Gingrich, but Won’t Win Trump the Presidency.”
  31. The Week: “Donald Trump broke all the rules to win the Republican primary. He can’t do the same against Hillary Clinton.”
  32. The Sydney Morning Herald: “Donald Trump will not win the U.S. election, worse still, he’ll be a sore loser.”

“On Wednesday, Americans will awake from a nightmare. Donald Trump will not be their president,” wrote Sydney Morning Herald chief foreign correspondent Paul McGeough.

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“In defeat, Trump will have much to get even about,” he continued. “Losing spectacularly before the eyes of the nation and the world will be a severe psychological blow, probably prompting a ‘wounded animal’ or ‘cunning rat’ response – or a mix of the two. The fall from would-be leader of the Western world to feather duster will take a considerable adjustment.”

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Last but not least, “lame duck” President “Mullah” Barack Hussein Obama “promised” Donald Trump would “never” become President of the United States of America.

In eight years the “Community Organizer” from the south side “slums” of Chicago never got one “prediction” right.

He will go down in history as the worst “American” president.

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