However Donald Trump came upon the foreign policy views he espoused, they were as crucial to his election as his views on trade and the border.
What follows here is remarkably similar to what I had planned to write after an expected and prayed-for Hillary Clinton victory: Obsessive appeals to racial, ethnic, sexual and gender identity groupings are bad politics.
itnesses who tuned in to Donald Trump and Barack Obama's post-election get-together can't have missed the change in the president-elect's demeanor and affect.
America has chosen a path charted by Mississippi in 1991.
When I opened my front door Wednesday morning after little sleep and numb from a bad dream that wasn't a dream, a dreary rainfall glazed the sidewalk as two neighbors gazed blankly in my direction.
Wednesday brought a blue tragic morning, and 59 million people share my sorrow. We the women are shell-shocked and gobsmacked. Hillary Clinton even won the popular vote -- salt in the cut. If a bright shining leader of her generation came so close to being the first female president, only to lose, what woman will win the White House in our lifetime?
"In victory, magnanimity!" said Winston Churchill.
For all the blathering nonsense that cable news networks have dumped on Americans during this brain-atrophying presidential campaign, there are only three words that mattered.
Like the 2001 terrorist attacks, the Donald Trump upset win threatens Americans' sense of safety and continuity.
"If I don't win, this will be the greatest waste of time, money and energy in my lifetime," says Donald Trump.
You'd think there'd have been more laughs.
You can feel the tension.