ABC News’ Martha Raddatz choked back tears as she discussed the Trump presidency-Howard Kurtz, Nov. 9, 2016
11/9/16, “Trump beats the media and the establishment in pulling off the greatest upset ever,“ Howard Kurtz, Fox News
“Donald Trump, the real estate mogul mocked and minimized by the media and political establishment, has stunned the world with a death-defying campaign that has captured the presidency….
The man who had never run for public office, who had supposedly alienated so many women and minorities that he had no serious chance, somehow captured the highest office in the land.
It was not until 2:30 am that first the AP, then the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal, then Fox News, declared Trump to be the 45th president.
There was a sense of disbelief, even shock, among journalists on and off the air as states like Ohio, North Carolina and Florida fell into the Trump column and Clinton failed to put away the big blue Midwestern states. Once Trump was within 54 electoral votes of winning the White House, the entire conversation changed:
How did Trump do this? How could Clinton have blown this?
How could we have missed this? How would this guy govern?
Some media figures lashed out on Twitter. ABC’s Martha Raddatz choked back tears as she discussed the Trump presidency.“…