Despite what some letter writers insist, Donald Trump did not “trounce” or “crush” Hillary Clinton and cannot claim a popular mandate. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. Trump owes his victory to an anachronism that he rightly called “a disaster for a democracy”: the Electoral College.
It seems to me that many Trump supporters share a trait with the man they voted for: the inability to distinguish between a fact and an opinion.
This election brought to mind Daniel Patrick Moyninan’s quote: “You’re entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts.”