Pollsters are under pressure to explain their errors but it is the electoral verdict itself which is inexplicable. Without entering into detailed analysis, just two aspects of the voting will be singled out here to underline the absurdity. If Trump’s triumph was secured by just over 27 percent of the electorate, perhaps in this sense the people are always right after all. Freed from the gridlock hampering previous presidencies by his majorities in Congress, Trump faces many other problems starting with bringing his own party on board. But the answers to these and many other questions can only be speculation at this stage.