Oh, what a sweet sound the concession call from Hillary Clinton must have been to Donald Trump.
Why? Well, the obvious, of course, is that he won the presidency, especially sweet after the media spewed lies and incorrect predictions during the entire campaign, which, at times, seemed to stretch to eternity.
But Trump’s moment marked more than a simple win. It was a validation of what the candidate stood for – Making America Great Again – and, it was a slap-down to all of the naysayers who had not only stymied, but scorned and mocked the Trump campaign from the get-go. Remember all those voices?
Here’s a taste, as collected on a widely watched video.
Seth Meyers, head writer and cast member for “Saturday Night Live,” said at a public forum: “Donald Trump has been saying he will run for president as a Republican, which is surprising since I just assumed he was running as a joke.”
There was talk show host Ron Reagan: “Does anybody really think Donald Trump is serious about running for president?”
Let’s not forget HBO comedy shot host, Bill Maher, posing to a panel that included Ann Coulter, this blunt question:“Which Republican candidate has the best chance of winning the general election?”
And after Coulter boldly proclaimed, “Of the declared ones, right now, Donald Trump,” the crowd burst into laughter, as did at least one of the panelists.
From comedian Stephen Colbert: “And so right now, Mr. Trump, to answer your call for political honesty, I just want to say, you’re not going to be president, all right? It’s been fun. It’s been great. I love you. But come on. Come on, buddy.”
But perhaps best yet was this, from President Obama, reading off his cell phone from Trump’s Twitter feed.
Trump wrote, as Obama read: “President Obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the United States.”
And Obama’s response?
“Well, at-real-Donald-Trump, at least I will go down as a president,” he said.
Obama then “dropped the mic.”
Where are these voices now? If they can be, hiding in the shadows, hoping a video that captured their dismissals of Trump doesn’t come out and make media waves.