Donald Trump wins US election

Donald Trump

Donald Trump takes victory as he is first to make it over the 270 line in the 45th US Presidential Election.

Although the race was predictably narrow, Republican voters winning in major swing states such as Florida and Pennsylvania laid the path for Donald Trump to make it to the White House.

Attention was on key states such as Ohio, with no Republican President bar one winning the race without Ohio – and once again their instincts have continued the trend.
Campaigning to the last, the race to the White House was a precarious one. Hillary Clinton gained the support from many celebrities including Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen and LeBron James. However, Donald Trump also had his fair share of celebrities onside too, these included Sarah Palin Tila Tequila, Mike Tyson and Loretta Lynn.
Both presidential candidates were said to be confident in their own victory, however it ended with Clinton conceding defeat and Donald Trump becoming the 45th POTUS.

More about Trump

Before 1987 and from 2001 to 2009, Donald Trump was in fact a member of the Democratic Party and returned back to the Republican party in 2009. During 1987 – 1999, Trump was a Republican.
In 1971, Trump was passed over the control of his father Fred Trump’s real estate and construction firm which was later known as The Trump Organisation, in which he still stands as Chairman and President of today. Trump is also widely known as a presenter, having hosted and co-produced the American version of ‘The Apprentice’ from 2004 to 2015.
This year, Forbes listed Trump as the 324th wealthiest person in the world and 156th in the United States – a ranking that is highly expected to rise as a result of the general election.

What’s next?

There are various Republican beliefs and policies that Trump is likely to push during his new role of President. These include:
Trump’s belief that there should be surveillance on US mosques and that Muslims should be tracked by law enforcement as a counter-terrorism initiative, in its fight against the Islamic State group, the US should use “strong interrogation” methods such as water boarding and he wants to also build a “great, great wall” between the US and Mexico.
Furthermore, Trump believes that a mass deportation in the US should go into effect, meaning 11 million illegal immigrants taken out of the country.
In a hope to end mass shootings, Trump rejects the idea of more gun control but in fact believes the US should greater invest in mental health treatment.
He wants to create a simpler tax code, meaning anyone earning less than $25,000 are to pay no income tax. Additionally, he would lower business tax to 15 per cent and would also enable multinational companies to keep their money overseas to secure their cash at a 10 per cent tax rate.
In Trump’s speech after the result, he said: “The forgotten men and women will be forgotten no longer.
“We are going to have the strongest economy than anywhere in the world. At the same time, we will get along with all other nations willing to get along with us. We expect to have great, great relationships. No dream is too big, no challenge is too brave, nothing we want for our future is beyond our reach.
“America will no longer settle for anything less than the best.”