You could say the victory was narrow or you could call it a landslide. The Democratic presence has been reduced to the municipal levels. Trump has all branches of government.
Hillary Clinton built a tremendous lead through an excellent convention and squandered it all in August. Then she built a double digit lead by winning three debates and still squandered it by disengaging during the final weeks: "I am simply not going to respond to him any more."
That is on mechanics.
On the mandate now that is with Trump and not reading it is not an option. In business they say the customer is always right. In electoral politics the voters are the customers.
Both NATO and the dollar are about to see a fundamental rethink. 11/9 has been tectonic. The world order that emerged at the end of World War II and the Cold War is now over and a new order will have to be shaped.
Brexit and now an Aexit, got to read the unmistakable pattern.
You might disagree with many things he said, you might even find them abhorrent but he did connect with the voters in numbers sufficient.
Trump innovated. He used Facebook.
He just fulfilled a 2,000 year old prophecy. China and India now are the largest and third largest economies in the world, adjusted for purchasing power.
It is written, the king of the north and the king of the south will have become regional powers.
The plates of geopolitics grind on.