It can be hard to believe but it is undoubtful now – Donald Trump is celebrating the victory at presidential selections after demonstrating a series of shocking wins in key states such as Florida and Ohio. The victory rattled world markets that had expected Democrat Hillary Clinton to defeat the political outsider in Tuesday’s U.S. election.
“American voters were presented with a choice: Hillary Clinton, a candidate with a lengthy record of governance and a history-making story arc, but who also was distrusted and disliked, predominantly for her handling of email; and Donald Trump, who defied every norm in politics, was openly misogynistic and contemptuous of minority groups, played to the worst of our social instincts, and spoke cavalierly of nuclear war”, says Huffingtonpost.
The Americans preferred to jump into the abyss.
From the very beginning, Donald Trump’s campaign for the US presidency had shocked with truly controversial promises from banning all Muslims from America to building a wall along the Mexican border.
On July 18 2015, Mr Trump spoke of American war hero and Republican grandee John McCain calling him “not a war hero.” The billionaire explained: “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” Mr McCain was a prisoner of war for five and a half years during the Vietnam War, having been shot down over Hanoi on a bombing mission.
We can enumerate the pledge to take away health care coverage from 20 million people, with no actual plan to replace it; the largest tax cut in history; calling climate change a hoax; appeal to forbid entire religious groups from entering the country and forcibly remove other ethnic groups, among Trump’s most shocking statements.
Huffingtonpost calls Trump not a conventional Republican, but a nativist who “has brought in his wake a scary thread of anti-Semitism and racism that has marred the entire 16-month presidential campaign.”
As for celebrities, there has been much more support for Hillary Clinton rather than for Donald Trump. Some celebrities including Miley Cyrus and Whoopi Goldberg even hinted they would prefer to move to Canada if Mr Trump won the election.
As Mrs Clinton appeared to have less and less chances to win, many celebrities shared their disappointment in Twitter.
🙏say a prayer America
— #VoteHillary (@ladygaga) November 9, 2016
I am in tears
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 9, 2016
There were doubts about Trump’s presidency even among some Republicans, especially those from the party’s national security wing. Trump has spoken about upending the NATO alliance, a bedrock of international relations for the Western Hemisphere since the Cold War. The new president of the USA once talked not only about bringing back of waterboarding ― a widely denounced form of torture ― but about going far beyond that in his anti-terrorism campaigns.
The USA has changed today. The time will show what all Trump’s pledges will result in