The thought and impact of having a woman president couldn’t be overemphasized. We’all would have loved to use that chance to show our children (sons and daughters ) that there is no limit to what they can achieve. The 2016 US President-Elect has proven that.
Now, we all might keep referencing the day America elected its first black president anytime we want to cite such instance. Regardless of the turnout of the election, history has been made.
First, Donald Trump marked his supreme important victory over Hillary Clinton early this morning with a bigger margin than most people expected. The billionaire real estate magnate and former reality star won 289 electoral votes against Clinton’s 218 votes thereby solidifying his win as 2016 US President-Elect.
To come out victorious, Donald Trump needed an easy cruise through the big states — and he got it, winning Ohio, North Carolina and Florida.
Secondly, the victory is historic for the political novice who represents a remarkable refutation of Washington’s political establishment.
Another history that is being made is the fact that Trump, at 70 will be the oldest president ever sworn in for a first term.
After he swiftly won the White House race as the 45th president of the United States, Clinton gave him a call at 2:30 a.m. to congratulate him, accepting she had lost.
She made the private call moments after she gave her campaign chairman a directive to give her supporters a completely different message that it was not over – a discomfiting and strange end to a political career which had put her on the brink of being the first female president.
Trump himself has accepted the mantle of leadership with uncommon humility nearly three hours after Election Day was over.
‘Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division,’ he began his victory speech just before 3 am. ‘I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans – and this is so important to me.
‘For those who have chosen not to support me in the past – of which there were a few people – I’m reaching out to you for your guidance and your help, so we can work together and unify our great country.’
‘I promise you that I will not let you down,’ he said.
He expressed his gratitude to his parents, saying they were ‘wonderful in every regard’. He thanked his sisters, his brothers, his wife and children ‘for putting up with all of those hours. This political stuff was nasty and it was tough. He even thanked the U.S. Secret Service.
Uncharacteristically, he also thanked Hillary, who had called him earlier after refusing to do so from the stage of what was to be her own victory party.
Rather than indignant rhetorics about her classified emails, Trump gave a courteous acknowledgment of her decades of government service and hard effort to win the race.
Trump’s victory was built on vicious anger at the Washington establishment and political elites among his ordinary voters, many of whom think they are the victims of a globalised economy that has lead to loss of millions of jobs.
On the other hand, Hillary Clinton just couldn’t depend on the Obama coalition. And that seemed to to be a large part of her fatal flaw.
African-American, Latino and younger voters’ failure to show up at the polls in ample numbers on Tuesday was enough to propel Clinton out of the White House.