Why Many Experts Claim Trump's Win Is A "Whitelash" In Reaction To A Black President

What Is Whitelash?

What Is Whitelash?

Lots of people were concerned at how Donald Trump's remarks about Hispanic and black voters would affect the election, but we all forgot about the demographic in particular...

Exit polls tell us that white voters turned out en masse and elected The Donald to be the 45th President of the United States of America.

Is this a reaction to a black President as some have suggested? "Whitelash" is the tag the rebellion has been given.

Whitelash Against A Black President

Whitelash Against A Black President

“This was a whitelash," said CNN commentator Van Jones.

"This was a whitelash against a changing country, it was a whitelash against a black president in part. And that’s the part where the pain comes.”



Gender and Race

Gender and Race

If you want answers as to where the visibly distressed Mr Jones got the idea from, you really only need to check out the chart contained in this tweet.

Sixty-nine percent of the people who turned up to vote were white. Donald Trump was elected President.

The White Vote

The White Vote

The Republican candidate performed well among almost all white voters, with perhaps the exception being, young, college-educated women (as reported by The Independent).

Non-white people account for more than thirty percent of the electorate as whole. Exit polls suggest that only 21 percent of them voted Republican.



KKK: "Our People"

KKK: "Our People"

As news of Mr Trump's victory began spreading around the world, closer to home in the United States, former leader of the Klu Klux Klan, David Duke, referred to Trump's victory as "one of the most exciting nights of my life."

"Make no mistake about it, our people have played a HUGE role in electing Trump!" Duke wrote in a tweet.