President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
In 2016 I was pretty confident that Donald Trump wasn’t going to win because like many people I was glued to the polls and every one of them told me that then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was going to win the election handily. To my great embarrassment, I was on air telling everyone that Trump wasn’t going to win even as the votes began coming in.
I’ve never had to wipe so much egg off my face, and to this day, I’ve never been so happy to be wrong about something.
After the shock had worn off and the dust had settled I began going back and looking for clues that would have keyed me in to know that Trump was going to pull out a victory that day. All the polls conducted by people who are smarter than I am said Clinton would win. Experts on election outcomes said she’d win. Yet she lost.