Donald Trump became the 45th president of U.S.
As you probably already know, the presidential elections took an unexpected turn and Donald Trump, the one who insulted his opponents, who sexually assaulted many women and the one who promised to build a wall along the border with Mexico, became the U.S. president. The Republican nominee defeated Hillary Clinton after capturing Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes.
After the results were announced, Hillary called him to congratulate on his victory. Trump also congratulated Clinton “on a very, very hard-fought campaign.”
There were immediate protests and at least 200 anti-Trump protesters gathered in downtown Portland, Oregon and blocked the traffic. The demonstration was peaceful for the most part, with little police presence. An 18-year-old Portland State student, Greer Siegel, said she’s “terrified for the future.”
Global stock markets and U.S. stock markets submerged deeply. The investors are alarmed over what a Republican presidency might mean for the economy and trade.
In South Florida, most voters cast their ballots through the mail or during early voting. The waiting lines on Tuesday were short, and there were some complaints about mail ballots never being received. Miami-Dade, the only county Trump lost in the March 15 presidential primary, reported almost 1 million cast ballots, after breaking the 2012 record of 888,033.
The results worried many immigrants. Erick Rodriguez (18 years old) voted for Clinton at Robert King High Towers in Little Havana. He said “Trump is against immigrants,” and his parents, Honduran immigrants with temporary protected status, are “scared to see who wins. If Trump wins, they’ll probably get deported.”
To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people. I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans. For those who have chosen not to support me in the past — of which there are a few people — I’m reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that we can work together and unify our great country, said Donald Trump in his victory speech.
Let’s hope for the best.