One year later: For Trump, the 2016 election is ever-present

Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s stunning victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

When a triumphant Donald Trump took the stage a year ago to claim victory over Hillary Clinton, cheering from the crowd was Jesse Blanco — dressed in a blazer, bow tie and a “Make America Great Again” hat — ready for the president-elect to let loose like he had during so many rallies during the campaign.

Trump is marking the occasion in Asia, where he’s on a five-nation tour. The president told reporters he considered having a “big celebration party,” but White House officials say there are no plans to formally acknowledge the anniversary.

Ten months into his presidency, Trump is still focused on the election that catapulted him to power. Egged on by longtime friends and cable news, he repeatedly attacks Clinton. In public and in private, he still boasts of the size of his victory.

Trump said Tuesday in Seoul, South Korea: that it was a great victory, “and a victory that made a lot of people very happy.”

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