It’s easy to see why he won. He’s also eerily following the political playbook from the 1920s to get what he wants. If the media hates him so much, they need to a. stop reporting every little mistake he makes cause that makes them look petty, and b. examine his policy and how it negatively effects the people.
The Democrats also need to look at themselves and understand that doing what the Republicans did during the Obama admin will not work with them. They also need to be heavily pushing for better policy and show their willingness to work with southerners while providing alternatives to what Trump says.