The man who should be America's next President, Bernie Sanders - who was effectively robbed of the Democratic nomination by party big-wigs with an altogether different agenda (the one that Americans rejected last night) - has made probably the most balanced statement on the election result thus far:
"Donald Trump tapped into the anger of a declining middle class that is sick and tired of establishment economics, establishment politics and the establishment media.
"People are tired of working longer hours for lower wages, of seeing decent paying jobs go to China and other low-wage countries, of billionaires not paying any federal income taxes and of not being able to afford a college education for their kids – all while the rich become very much richer.
"To the degree that Mr Trump is serious about pursuing policies that improve the lives of working families in this country, I and other progressives are prepared to work with him.
"To the degree that he pursues racist, sexist, xenophobic and anti-environment policies, we will vigorously oppose him."