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Secretary Hillary Clinton concedes race to President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday

By Donald Brookins

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Tampa, FL-The results are in for the 2016 Presidential Election. Donald J. Trump is our new President-Elect.  He defeated Secretary Clinton in the Electoral College but lost the popular vote by a narrow margin.

Looking back on the Clinton campaign Hillary lost this election the moment she made the reckless decision to create a private server for her emails when she knew it was against State Department guidelines. What is even more unforgivable to me is she tried to be slick about it once it was discovered via Congressional investigation.

Secretary Clinton’s actions only confirmed what a majority of the American electorate thought about her as a candidate. The electorate believed her to be a liar, a crook, and a Washington insider.  All of these perceptions were confirmed by her actions involving her email server. Secretary Clinton never took responsibility for her behavior or her actions. She never apologized. She deflected when asked to say it was wrong to have a separate server by saying “she would never do that again.”

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton concedes the race to President-Elect Donald Trump.

President – Elect Trump seized upon her bad behavior and used it as a weapon and rallying cry to predominately uneducated white blue collar voters to win the election.  Trump ran as a Populist outsider. I am deeply sad because Hillary Rodham Clinton was more prepared and more capable to be our next President than any other candidate. She just had too much baggage; she made the mistake of arming Trump with a powerful weapon when all she had to do was disarm him by getting in front of the issue the moment she decided to run for President. I believe if she had apologized to the American People and took responsibility for her actions, she would have been elected the 45th President of the United States.

It is crystal clear to me that the party of Reagan is no more; Obamacare is dead, the Obama coalition that won the 2008 and 2012 elections has been severely damaged; and that Donald Trump has made legitimate all of the seedy elements of white Nationalism.

The 2016 contest is over and the PEOPLE have spoken. My candidate did not win. But in a democracy when all the votes have been counted we accept the results and come together to support our new President.  So in the spirit of unity with respect to our beloved constitution – God Bless our new President Donald J. Trump and God Bless the United States of America.

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About the author, Ronald

ACVN founders are Ronald and Donald Brookins of Tampa, FL.

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