The Corner

Congratulations Donald Trump

It is simply one of the most extraordinary events in American electoral history, for someone to come out of nowhere, with no political experience, with little or none of the usual elements of a political operation, with a couple of the worst weeks in a general-election campaign in memory, with almost all the national polls against him at the end, to win the presidency. Most of us didn’t think it was going to happen, and yet Donald Trump pulled it off. On this night even those of us who were skeptics have to tip their hats. What an achievement.