“Donald John Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States on Tuesday,” Matt Flegenheimer and Michael Barbaro report for The New York Times. “The triumph for Mr. Trump… was a powerful rejection of the establishment forces that had assembled against him, from the world of business to government, and the consensus they had forged on everything from trade to immigration.”
“The results amounted to a repudiation, not only of Mrs. Clinton, but of President Obama, whose legacy is suddenly imperiled,” Flegenheimer and Barbaro report. “And it was a decisive demonstration of power by a largely overlooked coalition of mostly blue-collar white and working-class voters who felt that the promise of the United States had slipped their grasp amid decades of globalization and multiculturalism.”
“‘The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer,’ Mr. Trump told supporters around 3 a.m. on Wednesday at a rally in New York City, just after Mrs. Clinton called to concede,” Flegenheimer and Barbaro report. “For Mrs. Clinton, the defeat signaled an astonishing end… Over and over, Mrs. Clinton’s weaknesses as a candidate were exposed. She failed to excite voters hungry for change. She struggled to build trust with Americans who were baffled by her decision to use a private email server as secretary of state. And she strained to make a persuasive case for herself as a champion of the economically downtrodden after delivering perfunctory paid speeches that earned her millions of dollars.”
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“Stock futures were down sharply, but partly recovered from prior lows, as Donald Trump pulled off an upset victory over Hillary Clinton, who conceded early Wednesday,” Ed Carson reports for Investor’s Business Daily. “S&P 500 futures were off roughly 2% after tumbling as much as 5% late Tuesday, triggering a trading halt. Nasdaq 100 futures fell nearly 3% after also being down more than 5%. Dow futures, plunging more than 800 points at one point, are off about 350 points now.”
“Meanwhile, the GOP retained control of the Senate,” Carson reports. “Along with the House, Republicans will control Congress and the White House in 2017, with the opportunity to fill the Supreme Court’s vacancy.”
“Apple shares fell 2.2% before the opening bell to 108.60 on the stock market today, back below its 110.33 buy point first cleared on Sept. 14,” Carson reports. “Shares closed Tuesday up 0.6% to 111.06 after rising 1.4% to 110.41, just retaking its 110.33 buy point first cleared on Sept. 14 but then undercut last Thursday. The stock is closing in on its 50-day moving average after falling below it last week.”
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MacDailyNews Take: As Apple’s PR Dept. so loves to say: Stunning.
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