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Election earthquake. President-Elect Trump. Clinton’s stunning defeat. Protests and calls for unity. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Donald Trump said he was going to win. A whole lot of people would not, could not believe it. The vote came in. The Electoral College vote went its way. And Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States. In Trump country, there are high fives. In many cities, there are protests in the streets. In the US and beyond, there are big questions about a Trump administration will actually mean. It is a political earthquake. This hour On Point, our weekly news roundtable takes on the headline that has rocked the world – Donald Trump is president-elect. — Tom Ashbrook
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CBS News: Six assumptions about politics that are no longer true after Trump's victory — "What it comes down to is that Trump’s victory has demolished so many baseline assumptions and truisms of American politics on which politicians and journalists alike have based their thoughts and predictions — a fact that will perhaps forever change the way we think about and report on politics."
New York Times: Donald Trump’s Victory Was Built on Unique Coalition of White Voters -- "One of the biggest upsets in American political history was built on a coalition of white voters unlike that of any other previous Republican candidate, according to election results and interviews with voters and demographic experts."
Vox: Here is Donald Trump's plan for his first 100 days — "Some of this stuff he could easily do from the Oval Office, like the hiring freeze for new federal workers or blocking any new regulations. Other actions will have to slowly work their way through the relevant agencies, like lifting restrictions on oil and gas drilling on public lands. Still others will require the cooperation of Congress, like repealing Obamacare or his vast infrastructure proposal. And others, like renegotiating NAFTA, could prove extraordinarily difficult in practice."
This program aired on November 11, 2016.
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