It would be wrong to say that not many imagined Trump would win the presidential elections. The results say that many did indeed thought so and voted for him!
It is only those who did not like him who could not imagine how he could be president. It is such self-delusion about one's own truth.
Then, of course, there were those who did think very early in the campaign that he could win - because he was saying all the right things, in their ears, about what is really wrong with their nation.
Of course, Trump can be faulted for being politically incorrect - but then, political correctness does seem to have a certain fashion trend about what is being correct. After all, correctness is a subjective value - and most often in the public space and mostly unlikely in one's own intimate privacy.
Trump's victory is at the same level of the new reality as Brexit. Both completely shakes the mindset of the mass media where everything is presumed to be business as usual.
But we are living in an unusual time, in a time of great turmoil and great strife by masses of people for mere survival, wars that are destroying entire cities and towns, and ordinary people are being crushed to their deaths or drowned as they try to run for the higher ground.
We are living in the aftermath of, as well as the continued money printing of quantitative easing, when trillions are sloshing around the global capital cities looking for real estate or that glittering metal called gold. Banks are waiting for implosion as they sit on over-inflated collaterals. In the meantime, subsidies are removed, austerity drive made, governments snatching purchasing power from the ordinary people, good jobs hard to find, wages unchanged at low rates, badly paid foreign workers being exploited by owners of capital in menial jobs in construction and restaurants.
So, the people look for a leader to change the status quo which benefits only the elite and they are elite because they have managed to borrow huge sums from banks at low costs to buy real estates which have been inflating out of all proportions in relation to the value they can benefit human welfare.
Trump promises the people that he will look after them, give them decent jobs, make their lives more meaningful again, help them cope with their daily lives, feed their families, and solves their own mundane little problems at home in their own background instead of trying to be a hero to the big big world.
The US domination of global politics came out of WWI and WWII with the rise of the defence industry made possible by the seigniorage that can be enjoyed out of the US dollar becoming the reserve currency and the unplugging of the US dollar from gold in 1973. The US has become fat by the printing of money which has also in the last thirty years brought up the rise of China and India.
Brexit is a real cry for change by the UK and for loosening of the tie with continental Europe. The EU was a product of WWII and libertarian politics which imagined itself as another US. But the EU is a group of old nations which the old educated elites of former colonies are conditioned to love with nostalgia. But ancient civilisations are waking up after long periods of hibernation to become the ultra-new nations. It is this new reality that the UK and the US are waking up as well.
In part, Trump is a necessary evil. He may not be the best president of the US, but he is also a game-changer which means that you should not expect things to be the same as before.
While the media is screaming uncertainty, what they should be looking forward to is new ways of thinking and new ways of doing things. The world is throwing away old ideas and embracing earth-shaking new ways forward.