Statement of Reagan Biographer Craig Shirley on the Election of Donald Trump as President of the United States

Statement of Reagan Biographer Craig Shirley on the Election of Donald Trump as President of the United States

ALEXANDRIA, VA– Donald Trump’s victory tonight is a watershed moment in American politics. For better or worse, this is an unprecedented election that will shift American politics for a generation.

Hillary Clinton’s experience, war chest, and campaign infrastructure simply couldn’t overcome the fact that, historically speaking, American’s can’t entrust their vote to a candidate they don’t feel is honest or authentic.

In the pantheon of improbable and unexpected presidencies, including Benjamin Harrison, Harry S. Truman, or Jimmy Carter, Donald Trump now joins their ranks. Historically speaking, there is little to suggest what could possibly happen next.