Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Donald Trump's jaw-dropping White House win is a slap in the face for Barack Obama, elected eight years ago as the country's first black president on the promise of a nation united.
At the political level, Hillary Clinton's defeat is certainly a setback for Obama, who campaigned hard for his former secretary of state, traveling across the country and employing the charisma and charm that she sorely lacks.
But, aside from being the loss of a typical battle between the two major American political parties, the 70-year-old real estate tycoon's success is also a stinging personal blow for Obama.
And that's the way it is.