The Republican leader has just stunned the entire world in becoming the 45th President of the United States (2016-) to hold office after capturing 47.9% of the electoral votes. The former businessman, TV personality and author is one of the few leaders of the United States to not display an impressive political resume, or to have served in the United States army. Could this be a changing point for the future of American politics?
At 2:37 GMT -5, Trump gave his victory speech surrounded by his family and supporters at the Trump HQ in New York City.
As the crowd wailed ” USA, USA, USA”, Trump thanked Hillary Clinton for her hard work and stated that “this political stuff is nasty and it’s tough”.
While the campaign work is over, our work on the movement is really only just beginning”, said Trump in a speech that may not have been as groundbreaking as previous presidential speeches, but he is convinced that his country will be “proud of your president”.
“I love this country”
Trump ended his speech by stating: “I love this country” and walking offstage to the Rolling Stones’ ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’.
Clinton concedes and called Trump to congratulate him, however, she has refused to make further comments.
Vladimir Putin and his fellow Russian supporters have also publicly congratulated Trump on his victory.
Trump has his work cut out for him over the stretch of his presidency and though he has proven to be fit for the role, according to public vote, many of his policies are considered as being somewhat controversial. Since the beginning of his candidacy in June last year, Trump has staked out controversial policy positions on immigration, gay rights, the economy and justice.
This isn’t the first time Trump has dabbled in politics. The President has been discussed as a potential candidate for President in nearly every election since 1988. As a businessman, he clearly has his head screwed on when it comes to America’s economy.
And what of Hillary Clinton’s supporters? The Muslim and Hispanic communities of the United States now fear the worst for their futures.
Somalis, who are immigrants, black and Muslim, are really concerned about what the hell is going on. https://t.co/kRIq5ohYjR
— Mukhtar ???????? ???????? (@mukhtaryare) November 9, 2016
The Canadian immigration website also crashes, which coincided with a huge increase in the number of search hits for “move to Canada,” according to Google.
Here’s what you can expect from Donald Trump over his Presidential term:
Trump plans to clamp down on immigration by building a colossal wall that will separate America and Mexico. Many of the 11 million illegal immigrants Trump has promised to deport come from across the border. He will also be ending birthright citizenship and will encourage all U.S based companies to hire American citizens before foreigners. He will also ban Muslims from immigrating to the States for as long as the ISIS issue persists.
Jobs and the economy
Here’s where it gets good…
Trump has promised to impose a whole bunch of taxes on imports, including a 20% tax on all imported goods and a 35% import tax on the Mexican border. By being stricter on immigration and taxes, Trump will create thousands of new jobs in construction and other sectors.
The President maintains that he will rewrite the tax code to allow working parents to deduct from their income taxes child care expenses for up to four children and elderly dependents. Among others, he has promised to provide six weeks of paid leave for new mothers returning to work and will encourage employers to provide childcare at the workplace.
Protection against crime
Another controversial issue is that of the right to carry arms, which Donald Trump fully supports. He shall be expanding on and bringing back programs like Project Exile, in a bid to get gang members and drug dealers off the street.
Trump has won, as he was so confident he would, and now the hard work begins.