Why Trump won the election. Zakaria. His opinion is nothing surprising, his points are pretty obvious to anyone who looks and pretty much what I surmised as well. One thing I see but that still puzzles me: Trump matches the "know-it-all elites" definition, more than most, yet his supporters regard him as "one of us". For sure Trump knows exactly how to talk/tweet to their level, but that is enough to ingratiate themselves to someone whose next worth is more that the economy of cities they live in?