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The conversation that might help us understand why so many ‘normal' people voted for Trump.

Today many of us are grappling with the same question: What the hell just happened?

On social media, the world is still reeling from yesterday’s shocking election result, not to mention trying to process the fact that Donald Trump just added “President-elect of the United States” to his Twitter bio.

American journalist, Michael Grunwald, spent a lot of time on the campaign trail this year and has collated a collection of tweets that shed some light on why millions of his countrymen voted a bigoted former reality TV star as their next leader.

Speaking to two Trump voters, he discovered something surprising.

Despite being ideological opposites they actually had something in common with those who supported Obama in 2008: “a hope for change”.

Here’s how the conversation went down:

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And there you have it. Hope.

Hear Mia Freedman, Rosie Waterland, Jessie Stephens and others debriefing about the US election on a special Mamamia Out Loud bonus episode, here:

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