There was no reason he should have won. Had the democrats nominated anyone but Clinton (e.g. Bernie), the democrats would have won. Never before had any candidate from a major party said so many politically incorrect things in such vulgar and crude ways…and not only survived, but won.
No more foreign wars, the Fed is bad, build a wall, etc., etc., etc. of course, he did little or nothing on any such things, but how could such a platform win?
Fuel on the fire. Is this why Trump was allowed to win? Stoke the culture war, exaggerate the divide? Ensure the extremes?