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The bitter-ugly campaign for the US presidential election 2016 came to an end with a shocking victory of Donald Trump. The Republican claimed his place on Wednesday as America’s 45th president-elect to the White House, after defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton, putting paid to USA’s first chance of getting a woman president.
The controversies surrounding the celebrity-businessman and political novice were many, from sexual assault allegations to racial remarks, but nothing seems to have deterred people from going against him.
His triumph over Clinton, not declared until well after midnight, will be an end to eight years of Democratic dominance of the White House. Trump has already said that he means to undo major policies brought about by President Barack Obama. Trump has pledged to act quickly to repeal Obamacare, the landmark health care law, revoke America’s nuclear agreement with Iran and rewrite important trade deals with other countries, particularly Mexico and Canada.
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Many have attributed his success to the increasing racial tension and Islamophobia, while others said he developed a striking connection with the ‘white, working class’ Americans who feel left out in a changing economy and diversifying country.
There is a long way to go before January 2017, when Trump officially takes charge of the world’s most powerful country, but concerns and shock have spread across the globe. Financial markets sank on Wednesday as Trump declared victory following a campaign marked by fiery anti-foreign rhetoric and promises to tear up trade deals.
Whether Trump really builds a wall along the Mexican border is for the world to wait and see, but the southern country has already been startled by the result. What will unfold in the the upcoming days under Trump’s reign is yet unknown, but for the time being Netizens are just saying “Congratulations America!”, and no we don’t think they really mean it!
— PinBoard (@PinBoardBlog) November 9, 2016
— IRFAN (@SimplyIrfan) November 9, 2016
Congratulations America pic.twitter.com/jBR7MAShm5
— Frank Cypriano (@JulioFranko17) November 9, 2016
— Safwan Ahmedmia (@SuperSaf) November 9, 2016
Congratulations America, you played yourself. pic.twitter.com/TwnCjIMdAh
— Camille (@Mizz_Undrstud) November 9, 2016
— Sita Nickcoyya (@SitaNickcoyya) November 9, 2016
— Yas (@Yas_star) November 9, 2016
Congratulations, America. You fail at life. pic.twitter.com/hxp6r0xzEs
— griffin (@watkykjy) November 9, 2016
Congratulations America, you played yourself. pic.twitter.com/klJozGFafP
— ALYSSA FOREVER (@foreverflawlyss) November 9, 2016
— زوہیب رسول (@MianZohaib_) November 9, 2016
— Jammo (@Jammo1984) November 9, 2016
— Kat in the Hat (@speeka) November 9, 2016
Congratulations, America. This is what you wanted. And this is how history will remember you now. pic.twitter.com/e2zHjSe8JW
— Jim Vejvoda (@JimVejvoda) November 9, 2016
Congratulations America pic.twitter.com/z8kOwxSrz0
— Me Faadu (@fullyfaadu) November 9, 2016
Well no matter what people say, Donald Trump now is, exactly like this:
— Heel Fargo (@Just_Fargo) November 9, 2016
What is your message for America, tell us in comments below.