For a vivid glimpse in the philosophies of the two presidential candidates, look no further than what the two have done after winning, in the case of Trump, and losing, in Hillary's case, the election.
Following several meetings at the Trump Tower, the President-elect resumed his “thank you” tour with a second stop on Tuesday night in North Carolina, less than a week after his return to rallies at an Ohio appearance.
At that Cincinnati stop, Trump again slammed the “dishonest” media, inspired loud “Build the wall” chants, and took swipes at fellow Republicans and stunned his own aides with his surprise announcement from the stage that that he was appointing retired Gen. James Mattis as secretary of defense. Mattis’ selection was being formally announced Tuesday, and Mattis will appear with Trump at the evening event in Fayetteville, Vice President-elect Mike Pence said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
Later this week there will be rallies in Iowa and Michigan as Trump barnstorms the country to salute his supporters who delivered the victories in the battleground states he needed to capture the White House.
The North Carolina rally comes a day after Trump chose retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, raising fresh concerns about the lack of experience some of Trump’s Cabinet picks have with agencies they’re now being chosen to lead.
Meanwhile, as Page Six reported, Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine are throwing a party at the Plaza hotel on Dec. 15 to thank those who donated millions to the campaign. The party will be held in the Grand Ballroom on the third floor, to honor the Hillary for America finance leadership council.
Guests expected are big bundlers including Harvey Weinstein, Anna Wintour, Alan Patricof, Tory Burch and Marc Lasry.
One insider helpfully said, “Hopefully there’s no balconies so nobody can jump.” Unusually, Kaine is throwing his own holiday celebration in NYC earlier the same day. The insider mused, “Is he trying to keep the donor network alive for a presidential run?”
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The following tweet perhaps summarizes the reactions best:
The 2016 general election, explained. pic.twitter.com/oPZm8Roi9m— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) December 6, 2016