Nov 09, 2016
Mike Barnicle on Trump’s unexpected victory

“I’m sure there was a reverse Bradley effect in some quarters. I have no doubt about that, but I think in the country at large there was no reverse Bradley effect. It was just people who were going to vote for Donald Trump no matter what—no matter what he said, no matter what he did and no matter how he behaved. They were determined to vote for Donald Trump, and they were ignored. They were ignored by pollsters. They were ignored by the media. They showed up yesterday in astounding numbers. A wave of people across the country. I think it rendered both political parties in this moment irrelevant,” explains Morning Joe senior contributor Mike Barnicle as the show’s panel discusses how Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump became the election victor despite pre-election polls clearly indicating Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would be the winner. Listen to more of the panel’s thoughts on Trump’s unexpected victory here.