The 45th President: Donald Trump
November 9, 2016
With a surprise to just about everyone, the winner of the 2016 presidential election is Donald Trump. Almost everyone was under the assumption that his rival candidate, Hillary Clinton, was going to be the 45th president of the United States, so many woke with a shock to see that Trump had obtained the necessary 270 electoral votes to become the next President of the United States.
This is one of the biggest upsets to have ever happened in a presidential election. Trump, a billionaire businessman with no political experience, overcame Clinton, a former first lady and Secretary of State, in one of the most fiery and media involved elections to have ever taken place. Trump was falling behind in almost every national poll, but managed to claim victory in four of the most hotly contested battleground states: North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. With these states behind him, he pulled forward and managed to gain a majority of the electoral votes despite being behind in national polls, and ending with less than 150,000 votes than Clinton in the popular vote.
During Trump’s victory speech, he calls for America to be united again, wanting to rebuild the nation. He speaks about giving every American the chance to reach their full potential. “The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer,” said Trump. He sets some of his goals for his presidency. He wants to double growth and solidify our economy as the strongest in the world while maintaining great relations with any country willing to do so.
Trump is not the only Republican to claim victory as both the House and the Senate are now of a Republican majority, which will make it easier for his plans to become a reality because they have similar political ideologies.