The effective control of the American Executive requires constant political generalship, at which Carter and Obama were poor at.
Both confused their own arrogance for decisiveness. Resolving to grasp and defeating the enemy is among the most rudimentary military plans. Failing to be swayed by weather or adapt to terrain is stubbornness and is no virtue.
Trump voiced the concerns of a vast number of the unheard. That often suffices to triumph over errors in leadership.
He ignored the vast power held by the candidate of the masses, and allowed the Clinton force to throw the entirety of its power upon a portion of the defense – the formula for victory since the age of sticks and stones.