The news the day before the 2016 presidential election did not look good for Donald Trump.
His “anxious” candidacy was merely a “last stand” against then-candidate Hillary Clinton, the New York Times stated flatly. Polling website FiveThirtyEight put Clinton’s chances of winning the election at 71%. That was much too pessimistic for those at the Huffington Post, who slammed FiveThirtyEight editor-in-chief Nate Silver. Actually, they huffed, Clinton’s chances were more like 99%.