On Wednesday 9th November, 2016, Donald Trump of the Republican party became the 45th President of the United States of America after winning the required 270 electoral college votes.
The president-elect – who was a one time TV star and real estate mogul – won 290 out of the required 270 electoral college votes while Hillary Clinton of the Democratic party had 232 votes.
Now that He has “triumphed… “
Trump becomes the first non-politician to win the nomination to become president of a major political party and also the oldest first term serving US president. This, however, can encourage more TV stars and business moguls to contest for future presidency.
Will he be able to fulfil all his campaign promises to:
“build a great, great wall on our Southern border and have Mexico pay for that wall”?
Temporarily ban muslims (from nations tied to Islamic terror) from entering the United States? He calls it extreme vetting. Trump says the ban would be in place by the end of his first 100 days in office.
To prosecute Clinton? He says, “If I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation, because there has never been so many lies, so much deception, there has never been anything like it.”
Impose tariffs on goods made in China and Mexico
Repeal Obamacare and replace it with a market-based alternative.
Reactions from around the world
Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka has said he would start packing his bags and tear his green card if Trump wins. There have been reactions especially from Nigerians on social media that he should do that and return to Nigeria.
About 16 celebrities have said they will leave the US as soon as Trump wins.
Protests in some parts of America still continue even after Hillary Clinton’s concession speech and house meeting with President Obama on the hand over process.
Fear of deporting illegal migrants and those with incomplete and or expired papers.
Meanwhile, the President-elect has met with President Obama in the oval office where they talked about “foreign and domestic policy” and to ensure a smooth handover. He has also named his top two advisers. The president-elect, Donald Trump would take the oath of office on January 20, 2017.
On a lighter note, 9/11, 11/9- are days in American history never to be forgotten- fortunately, 911 is an emergency number in America.