Republican candidate, Donald Trump won the US presidential election, which was revealed earlier this morning. The unexpected result showed that Trump has defeated his democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, particularly in the South. However, Republicans didn’t just win the White House on Election Day. They also won both of the Houses and Senate.
The 70-year-old billionaire became a much heated topic when he began his campaign for the US presidential election in June 2016, in which he addressed imagration in America, proclaiming that Mexico was “bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”
Trump vowed that if he won the presidential election he was going to build a 40ft wall across the southern border, in which Mexico would pay the $15 billion bill to achieve this. He also stated that he will deport 11 million undocumented migrants.
Polls show that Trump had emonournous amount of voters that consisted of working to middle class, blue-collar whites that don’t have a college degree education.
Trump beat Clinton among non-college degree whites by 21% in Colorado, 31 points in Michigan and 35 points in Missouri. And in Southern states he beat Clinton by 34 points in Florida, 40 points in Northen Carolina, 64 points in Georgia.
Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton invested about $180 million in television ads in Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio, during the end of October, however, Trump still was extremely successful in those states.
“I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Ameicans”-Donald Trump states in his victory speech. Trump continues to states that “we are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals. We’re going to rebuild our infrastructure, which will become, by the way, second to none. And we well put millions of our people to work as we rebuild it.”
Many are shocked and are in disbelief of the results, many taking their voice to Twitter, in which they compare this day to 9/11 after #RIPAmerica was trending on Twitter.
International political leaders have responded to Trumps presidential win. Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu said that “president-elect Trump is a true friend of the state of Israel. I look forward to working with him to advance security, stability and peace in our region.”
UK Prime Minister, Theresa May responded by stating that “we are, and will remain strong and close partners on trade, security, and defence.”
CNN political commentator, Van Jones argues that “this was a whitlash. This was a whitlash against a changing country. It was a whitlash against a black president in part. And that’s the part where the pain comes.”