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Donald Trump's surprise election as the 45th president of the United States has spawned a cottage industry of election post-mortems and predictions, in America and abroad.As I highlighted two months before the election, those frustrations were far-reaching, as was the sense of being ignored and left behind – and it was Trump who finally made that group feel seen. That is why I recognized the possibility of a Trump upset, despite Clinton's significant lead in the polls (five points, just before the election).Since the election, Trump has moved quickly to assert himself. Republicans, even those who opposed Trump during the campaign, have coalesced behind him. The U.S. election's unexpected outcome holds four key lessons, applicable to all advanced democracies.Recognizing these shortcomings, Clinton tried to win the election by making Trump unacceptable.
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