On the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s cataclysmic election win Esquire talks to members of both campaigns as well as mainstream media members still suffering from PTSD. Early in the day Clinton team members were still confident and Trump was hiding in his penthouse until being enticed by the early returns. Florida was the turning point and after that the nation watched together as its fortunes flipped into the unknown. The drama is obvious, and this well-produced chronological retelling succeeds in bringing back the ebullient/nauseous effects.
The Untold Stories of Election Day 2016
Insiders from both sides reflect on the acrimonious 2016 presidential campaign and Trump’s ultimate victory.
How Donald Trump won: The insiders tell their story
Trump campaign correspondents tell their war stories regarding covering the most hostile and anti-media presidential campaign in modern American history.
Covering Trump: An oral history of an unforgettable campaign
The Daily Beast provides a humorous tongue-in-cheek look at the ubiquitous dumpster fire analogy in coverage of the 2016 Trump presidential campaign.
An Oral History of ‘Dumpster Fire’