The 45th president of the United States has been elected, and he goes by the name Donald John Trump. An extremely controversial, self-regarding, and brutally honest real estate developer-turned-reality television star – who is now the oldest person ever elected to a first presidential term at 70 – with no government experience whatsoever. The triumph of the new president elect aggregates to a rejection of not only rival Secretary Clinton, but of President Obama.
The outcome of the epic election came as a surprise to voters, threatening tremors throughout the country and the world at large, where cynics had watched with alarm as the much criticised candidate garnered the votes. It was a prevailing rejection of the institutional forces that had amassed against him, from the world of business to government – a decisive demonstration of power by an unnoticed coalition of mostly blue-collar white and working-class voters who felt that the promise of the United States was not forthcoming amid decades of globalization and multiculturalism.
On a global scale, uncertainty abounds as Mr. Trump prepares to take office on January 20 joined in the executive branch by Vice President-elect, Mike Pence. His win seemed likely to set off financial agitations among international allies, many of which were alarmed when Mr. Trump in his campaign spelt out his misgivings on the necessity of America’s military commitments abroad and its allegiance to international economic partnerships. He had repeatedly claimed that other countries are taking advantage of the United States, and the White House should work to renegotiate its existing agreements.
From the moment he entered the campaign, with very outrageous set of claims such as; accusations that Mexican immigrants were rapists and criminals; suggesting questionable remedies like a ban on Muslims entering the United States; threatening opponents; promising lawsuits against news organizations that covered him critically and women who accused him of sexual assault; and just simply lying – An air of improbability trailed his campaign which had indeed featured an inconsistent list of policy proposals, often seeming to change hourly. His staff was in constant confusion, Mr. Trump was widely underestimated as a candidate, first by his opponents for the Republican nomination and later by Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. Many experts in economics and policy studies had criticized Trump’s remedies as nearly impossible to implement and unlikely to achieve any of their desired aims. Yet, Mr. Trump’s brutal honesty and achingly entertaining rallies attracted a zealous following.
Trump, who has been famous for decades as a symbol of wealth and business acumen, rose to prominence by connecting with voters who felt they had been betrayed by Washington interests. He had focused his early campaigns on vehement answers to economic issues like trade and immigration, which echoed with those Americans who had stopped believing mainstream Republicans cared about their communities.
For Mrs. Hillary Clinton, Eight years after losing to President Obama in the Democratic primary — and 16 years after leaving the White House for the United States Senate, as her husband exited presidential office — the shocking defeat indicated an end to a political dynasty. Her loss was especially crushing to millions who had cheered her march toward history as the nation’s first female president. And an opportunity to reject Trump whose impolite behaviour toward women had taken prominence during much of the campaign. Clinton’s campaign was damaged especially after the FBI announced just 11 days before the election that it was probing new evidence regarding her use of a private email server while secretary of state, reminding voters of a scandal that had faded from the forefront.
Moreover, Mr. Trump’s plethora of business interests — many of them in foreign countries — will follow him into the Oval Office, raising questions about potential conflicts of interest. His refusal to release his tax returns, and his acknowledgment that he did not pay federal income taxes for years, are other things Americans are boggled about.
Conclusively, in Mr. Trump, the forgotten men and women of the country found an improbable champion. “I will be president for all Americans, and this is so important to me.” The US president, Donald Trump, said.