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I Predicted Trump’s Win. Here’s How (Part 2)

A month before the US election, I predicted a Trump victory over Hillary Clinton. Here’s Part 2 of my reasoning:

4. The clarity effect; people voted for simplicity.

I can hardly remember what Clinton said. In contrast, we remember Trump’s slogans far more vividly. He distilled his message into simple points, like “Build the Wall” and “Make America Great Again.” His simple (perhaps simplistic), ‘grade-school’ (primary school) language resonated with the average American audience—rather than Clinton’s flowery, conceptual and intellectual rhetoric. Read more

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How Trump Won…A Singaporean Leader’s Perspective (Part 1)

“I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all of Americans.” – Donald Trump, President-Elect

“This is painful and it will be for a long time.” – Hillary Clinton

In the most divisive presidential election in US history, the 2016 season ended in a totally unprecedented, completely unexpected way. Very few would have predicted Donald John Trump’s victory. Read more