After all that winning on Tuesday night Trump is finally a man of his word

Fred Hamble
Nov 08, 2017

"We will have so much winning if I get elected that you may get bored with the winning."

 

President Trump first began his now infamous pledge to bring "so much winning" to the people, while out on the campaign trail more than two years ago. Since then, there has not been much winning for anyone. 

Mexico still has not offered to pay for Trump's $70 billion wall, "Crooked Hillary" is still not in jail, a purposely-broken healthcare system is still firmly in place, and the deficit continues to climb every day.

But on Tuesday night, the one-year anniversary of the United States of America electing an unemployed game show host to be it's 45th president, there was winning to be found from coast to coast.

So much winning.

From New Jersey to Virginia to Washington, people voted out representatives at every level of government who have vocally supported Trump's vision for America. Governors, mayors, district attorneys...it didn't matter. 

Danica Roem, a Democrat in Virginia, became the nation’s first openly transgender person elected to a state legislature. She did so by defeating a 13-term incumbent who branded himself as Virginia’s “chief homophobe."

Andrea Jenkins became America’s first openly transgender woman of color elected to public office after winning a seat on Minneapolis city council by nearly a two-to-one margin.

In New Jersey, Ravi Bhalla became the first Sikh mayor in the state’s history by winning the seat in Hoboken.

Helena, Montana elected Wilmot Collins, a black immigrant from Liberia, to be their mayor. And Charlotte's new mayor, Vi Lyles, is the first first African-American female to hold the position.

But the biggest win on Tuesday night happened in the city of Charlottesville, Virginia. Voter turnout was up 31% as people flocked to the polls. They didn't just vote against Ed Gillespie, they voted against the very idea that people would feel comfortable coming to their home to proudly march under a Nazi flag. They voted against President Trump and his belief that there were "fine people" on both sides of the protest in their city that ended with the killing of Heather Heyer.

What happened on Tuesday night wasn't just about Democrats versus Republicans, it was a decisive statement about what direction the moral compass in America is pointing.

Thank you President Trump. It took you a while, but you have finally started to make good on your promise of "so much winning."