USA, Nov 9 (NIA) – In one of the most nail biting moments ever in US History, Republican candidate Donald J Trump won the US Presidential Election on Wednesday, defeating his opponent, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
The Washington Post reported that Trump secured 279, while Clinton was way behind with 218 votes in the Electoral College to win the election convincingly. Trump’s stunning victory also proved that pollsters were wide off the mark.
Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America. He has promised to be President of all America allaying fears that he might divide the country on ethnic lines with pronounced pro-White and anti-immigrant policies.
Clinton called up Trump to concede defeat even before he crossed the required 270 votes.
The Associated Press said that Trump’s projected victory came down to a handful of key swing states, despite months of polling that favored Clinton.
The battlegrounds of Florida, Ohio and North Carolina cleared the way for his Brexit-style upset.
The Associated Press and Fox News projected that Trump had collected just enough of 270 electoral votes needed to win the 4 year term that starts on Jan. 20.
CNN reported that Clinton had called Trump to concede the election. By Tuesday evening, Hillary’s camp was filled with fans who were left in tears as celebrations had begun in the Trump camp.
The US president-elect took to the stage at his victory rally in New York and said: “I just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us on our victory.”
“It is time for us to come together as one united people.”
As the Election results entered into its final leg, reports said that the Canadian Immigration site crashed allegedly due to the number of people looking to leave the USA.
The Independent reported that Canada’s website would usually offer ways of applying either to live in or to become a citizen of the country. But all those people trying to access it, are actually only seeing a long loading page and no access to the website.
Canada has been active in taking in refugees from a range of countries in recent months. The government has run a campaign to welcome people fleeing the war in Syria, for instance, and has been praised for being so welcoming in greeting refugees from countries around the world.
Get To know the new US President – Donald J Trump
Donald Trump is an American businessman, television producer, and politician. He is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization, which is the principal holding company for his real estate ventures and other business interests. During his career, Trump has built office towers, hotels, casinos, golf courses, and other branded facilities worldwide.
On July 21, 2016, Trump accepted the presidential nomination as the Republican candidate at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. In a one-hour-and-15-minute long speech, one of the longest acceptance speeches in recent history, Trump outlined the issues he would tackle as president including violence in America, the economy, immigration, trade, terrorism and the appointment of Supreme Court Justices.
“My plan will begin with safety at home – which means safe neighborhoods, secure borders, and protection from terrorism,” he told his supporters. “There can be no prosperity without law and order.”
On immigration, he said: “We are going to build a great border wall to stop illegal immigration, to stop the gangs and the violence, and to stop the drugs from pouring into our communities.”
Trump also promised supporters that he would renegotiate trade deals, reduce taxes and government regulations, repeal Obamacare, defend 2nd Amendment gun rights, and “rebuild our depleted military,” asking the countries the U.S. is protecting “to pay their fair share.”
In an historic moment, he became the first Republican nominee to mention LGBTQ Americans in an acceptance speech. After speaking of the mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando, Florida, Trump said: “As your President, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology.”
Following this remark, he received a standing ovation from the crowd in the convention hall. Trump also criticized his Democratic opponent saying: “the legacy of Hillary Clinton: death, destruction, terrorism and weakness.”
“The most important difference between our plan and that of our opponent, is that our plan will put America first,” he added. “Americanism, not globalism, will be our credo. As long as we are led by politicians who will not put America first, then we can be assured that other nations will not treat America with respect. The respect that we deserve.”
His personal life-
In 1977, Trump married Ivana Zelnickova Winklmayr, a New York fashion model who had been an alternate on the 1972 Czech Olympic Ski Team. After the 1977 birth of the couple’s first of three children, Donald John Trump Jr., Ivana Trump was named vice president in charge of design in the Trump Organization and played a major role in supervising the renovation of the Commodore and the Plaza Hotel. The couple had two more children together — Ivanka (born in 1981) and Eric (born in 1984) — and went through a highly publicized divorce which was finalized in 1992.
In 1993 Trump married Marla Maples, an actress with whom he had been involved for some time and already had a daughter, Tiffany (born in 1993). Trump would ultimately file for a highly publicized divorce from Maples in 1997, which became final in June 1999. A prenuptial agreement allotted $2 million to Maples.
In January 2005, Trump married for a third time in another highly publicized and lavish wedding, this time to Slovenian model Melania Knauss, more than twenty years his junior. Among the many celebrity guests at the wedding were Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton. She gave birth to their son, Barron William Trump, in March 2006.
Trump’s children — Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric— work as executive vice presidents for The Trump Organization, bio. reported.