Still struggling to come to grips with Hillary Clinton's election loss, the leftist media -- CNN in particular -- keeps grasping desperately for explanations that will make sense to them, since they can't accept the glaring facts that Hillary was an abomination of a candidate, and America was sick of the direction in which Progressive elites had steered the country over the previous eight years.
In a new CNN special titled "Why Trump Won," Fareed Zakaria predictably declared that Trump's core supporters in the election were older white bigots who resented a black president, working women, gays and immigrants.
Host Alisyn Camerota, herself part of the left's breed of proud activist journalists, introduced Zakaria on her show to preview his special. He began by noting that Trump started "feeling the currents of America in very much an intuitive way -- I don't think he had any articulated sense -- and he began to feel a few things. The anger -- the anger against politicians. Remember, he runs on the Reform Party -- he tries to run on the Reform Party ticket for a while and then he begins to see the toxic energy on the far right. Remember, his first political moves are birtherism."
"Absolutely," Camerota interjected pointlessly.
Zakaria went on to offer up the usual, leftist media's kneejerk dismissal of Trump voters as resentful white troglodytes:
...and he knew that the election of a black president had stirred a kind of ugly racial animus among some people -- probably a small subset -- but he knew a way to get directly to them. So all of it combined and it was a man who met his moment. At the point at which Donald Trump is elected is literally the low point in trust for politicians in Washington. It's a 50-year low and that's when Donald Trump, you know -- so he got his timing right, which all great performers need.
The other factor is culture. A real sense of cultural alienation that the older white, non-college educated Americans have the sense that their country is changing because of immigrants. Because maybe blacks are getting -- rising up to a kind of central place in society. Because of, you know, gays being afforded equal rights. Because of, frankly, a lot of working women. You know, everybody is sort muscling in on the territory that if you think about it, the white working man had.
Then Zakaria not-so-subtly patted himself, Camerota, and other "educated, cosmopolitan elites" on the back:
And the final one is class -- social class. We don't talk about it a lot but the election of Donald Trump is really a kind of class rebellion against people like us. You know, educated professionals who live in cities who have, you know, cosmopolitan views about a lot of things. And I think there's a whole part of America that is sick and tired of being told what to do by this, you know, over-educated, professional elite that Hillary Clinton, in many ways, perfectly represented, and that's why they're sticking with him.
You were partially right, Fareed: Americans are sick and tired of being insulted and lied to by the smug, "cosmopolitan" elitists that you and CNN represent. So keep it up and watch Trump win the next election too.