By Ellie-Louise Style
As the results rolled in it was discovered early this morning that Donald Trump has become the new President of the United States of America.
We can safely say this was not the outcome that was predicted by most Americans and the rest of the world, as it was suggested that Hilary Clinton was going to be the next President of the United States with a staggering 352 electoral votes according to The Los Angeles Times. However votes changed dramatically over the duration of the night, and Trump won with 276 electoral votes, while Clinton lost with a low 218 votes at the moment.
Many of the states that were expected to vote for the Democrats, for instance the state that Clinton grew up in, Pennsylvania, the majority voted for Republican. Even though all of the votes still are not in it’s predicted that Trump will win by 352, leaving Clinton with 222 according to the BBC. One of the biggest impacts for Clinton was Florida who were also expected to vote for the Democrats as well as Wisconsin and Minnesota. In fact Clinton didn’t even campaign in the Wisconsin and Minnesota as she assumed that she already had their votes.
Despite Trump having made very offensive comments towards Mexicans that live in America, by stating that he does not particularly want them living in the country and that there should be a wall built between America and Mexico, which Mexico will have to pay for, he still managed to gain 29% of his votes from the Hispanic people, while 65% of them voted for Clinton.
However, this is not the only offensive remark Trump has previously made, for instance his sexual comments towards women which have been published all over the media, in fact at one point he also stated that he would date his own daughter if they were not related.
He has made more offensive remarks about Muslims, stating that he wanted them banned from entering the USA, which influenced a 600,000 signed petition for this to happen.
Furthermore, many countries have congratulated Trump and stated they want to make trade deals, including President Putin who also said: “a constructive dialogue between Moscow and Washington on the principles of equality, mutual respect and real consideration for each other’s position.”
While Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor stated: “Germany and America are connected by values of democracy, freedom, and respect for the law and the dignity of man, independent of origin, skin colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or political views. I offer the next President of the United States close cooperation on the basis of these values.”
Obama and Clinton have also congratulated Donald Trump on his new position of the President of the United States.