This answers a question I had for a long time.. why is it that New Jersey and New York voted for Hillary? THIS is WHY!
Furthermore.. the media in the USA is monopolized by New York and California. By pissing off those 2 states.. you have all the media outlets and all the celebrities against you.
The first paragraph assumes that the election was about policy when it was about personality and a perception of social equality. The election was a terrible choice. NY and NJ voted Hilary because they hated Trump and Trump was a proxy for a certain portion of the electorate; the reverse is also true. The number of people who understood the real issues were in the minority across the board.
Your second paragraph is true. It's a sign that all the propaganda didn't and isn't working absolutely -- no doubt it's in part to POTUS being able to communicate directly through Twitter.