Against all the odds, Donald J Trump, one of the most controversial and universally hated men in the world has won the US Election. Despite the fact that Hillary Clinton won the most votes (albeit narrowly), Trump won the most states. So how has this man won the right to become the most powerful man in the world?
It's simple. A vote for Trump was a protest vote. People were fed up with the Political Establishment, which was very strongly represented by Secretary Clinton, also one of the most hated people in the USA. After decades of career politicians ruining the country, the American people have chosen the man that represents change. 'Make America Great Again' is his slogan, and it was an effective one at that. It fitted with his anti-immigration policies well, and many Americans are frustrated by the fact that they have over 50 million immigrants currently living in the country. With his policies to cut down immigration, he poached on people's fears about how America was no longer 'great', by promising to make it so.
With protests raging across America, many people are upset and angry at the election of this 'racist', 'Misogynistic' man. And yet he has won a democratic election to be the 45th President of the USA. A lot of American's judged the 'Remoaners', and yet half of the United States are burning flags and shouting 'This is not my president'. Hypocritical much? How many of these protestors actually voted though? How many of them could be bothered to get out there and make their vote count. Some protesters have said they 'couldn't be bothered' to vote, or that they didn't think their vote would matter as they thought Hillary was destined to win! What gives these people the right to complain if they didn't actually vote.
Of course, the vast majority of the protestors will have voted. But my next question to you is this: What good will protesting do? The election is over and Trump won it. Protesting changes absolutely nothing and these people need to get over that.
But back to Trump himself now. 'Outrageous' and 'Unbelievable' are two words I've seen on social media when talking about his victory. But is it really much of a surprise? The polls always said it was going to be incredibly close, and while they were wrong in regards to the end result, they did get the closeness correct. It was close. And besides, the same thing happened with Brexit, the General Election of 2015 in the UK and the Scottish Referendum. The polls are wrong and represent nothing. Either revamp them or ditch them for good.
The Email scandal certainly didn't help Clinton's already crumbling reputation, and the leaked clips of Donald Trump's disgusting comments regarding women didn't help him either. They are the two most hated candidates in US Electoral History. But did America make the right choice? Is Trump the best man for the job? The short answer... Yes.
If you have followed my blog you will know I have Left Wing views. So why would I feel that Trump was the better option? Because while I hate both candidates, I hate Hillary more. I don't condone Trump's unbelievable views on women or certain minorities. In fact I'm firmly against his deplorable, old fashioned views on many topics. But Clinton is corrupt. The second she became President she would most likely declare war on Russia and spark a World War, which is exactly what The Kremlin said would happen had she won. And despite what the Democrats tell you, America DOES have an immigration problem. As I said before, they have more immigrants than any other country in the world at 50 million. Someone needs to say it, they need that wall that the President-Elect is promising. It's the hard truth, but they need to keep Mexicans out.
There is no point in moaning or protesting now though. Trump has won, and for the next four years the USA will have to deal with that. Have they elected a monster? Maybe. But let me put it this way, had they elected Hillary Clinton, it would be FAR worse...