The American Presidential election may have come and gone, but the memories and lessons from the poll lingers on, and will be with us for a long time to come.
No body expected the Republican candidate Donald Trump to win the election. There were so many reasons for this. This is because the method of his campaign was unprecedented in American History. He addressed the issues and problems facing America directly without trying to play politics. He made some comments like Africa will be recolonised, Muslims will not be allowed to enter America again, he would build a wall by the Mexican border etc. A lot of people felt the world is now a global village and inclusiveness and integration is what the world need not wall. Many people abandoned him including the Establishments both in the American states and his Republican party. Even when he got the Republican ticket many Republicans said they will not vote for him or even campaign for him.
But he was not deterred, he moved on, he knew what he wanted and hoe to get it. Most of what he said may look un Presidential or out of tune with modern politics but he spoke the minds of millions of silent majority of the American people, especially those who needed change.
The muslim world pumped in billions of dollars to support Hillary Clinton campaign to stop Donald Trump. African Americans were mobilized against him, the Muslim world were mobilized against him, the Latino American were mobilized against him and even the Media were mobilized against him. The Media reported all sorts of lies to discredit the man of the people. What was more surprising was that at every public debate between Trump and Clinton the Media especially the CNN will fool the world and say Clinton won the debate, the debate that we all watched live.
Hillary Clinton blamed FBI director James Comey for her stunning defeat in Tuesday’s presidential election in a conference call with her top campaign funders on Saturday, according to two participants who were on the call.
Clinton was projected by nearly every national public opinion poll as the heavy favorite going into Tuesday’s race. Instead, Republican Donald Trump won the election, shocking many throughout the nation and prompting widespread protests.
Clinton has kept a low profile since her defeat after delivering her concession speech on Wednesday morning.
Clinton told her supporters on Saturday that her team had drafted a memo that looked at the changing opinion polls leading up to the election and that the letter from Comey proved to be a turning point. She said Comey’s decision to go public with the renewed examination of her email server had caused an erosion of support in the upper Midwest, according to three people familiar with the call.
Clinton lost in Wisconsin, the first time since 1984 that the state favored the Republican candidate in a presidential election. Although the final result in Michigan has still not been tallied, it is leaning Republican, in a state that last favored the Republican nominee in 1988.
Comey sent a letter to Congress only days before the election announcing that he was reinstating an investigation into whether Clinton mishandled classified information when she used a private email server while secretary of state from 2009 to 2012.
Comey announced a week later that he had reviewed emails and continued to believe she should not be prosecuted, but the political damage was already done.
Clinton told donors that Trump was able to seize on both of Comey’s announcements and use them to attack her, according to two participants on the call.
While the second letter cleared her of wrongdoing, Clinton said that it reinforced to Trump’s supporters that the system was rigged in her favor and motivated them to mobilize on Election Day.
The memo prepared by Clinton’s campaign, a copy of which was seen by Reuters, said voters who decided which candidate to support in the last week were more likely to support Trump than Clinton.
“In the end, late breaking developments in the race proved one hurdle too many for us to overcome,” the memo concludes.
A spokesperson for the FBI could not immediately be reached for comment.
On the phone call, Dennis Chang, who served as Clinton’s finance chair, said her campaign and the national party had raised more than $900 million from more than 3 million individual donors, according to the two participants who spoke to Reuters.
With his supporters, Mr. Trump proved resilient against an onslaught of negative advertising from Clinton’s campaign and her allied super PAC, Priorities USA, which portrayed him as racist, misogynist and unhinged. Nearly a quarter-billion dollars was spent on ads supporting Mrs. Clinton, while just $153 million went into spots backing Mr. Trump.
I am not going to join issues with those who believe the victory for Trump was as a result of the failures of Obama Presidency which in itself was a failure. But those who have monitored American election and Transition of recent will know that the Democratic Party has never won an election back to back after an incumbent has ruled for eight years. Only Republican Party did that when Ronald Reagan ruled for eight years and handed over power to George Bush senior.
We have also noticed some protests in some cities in America as some tine group of Americans who refused to accept change in America take to the streets. These street Demonstrators gathered again Saturday in cities across the United States to protest the presidential election victory of Donald Trump, who they say will threaten their civil and human rights. Protests also were scheduled in cities outside the U.S.
A day after a protester was shot in Portland, Ore., rallies were scheduled throughout the day in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and many other cities, where organizers said they hoped to continue the momentum after several nights of demonstrations triggered by the real estate mogul’s unexpected win in Tuesday’s vote.
“We must unite despite our differences to stop HATE from ruling the land,” organizers in New York wrote in a Facebook post announcing a rally at noon in Union Square and a march to Trump Tower, the president-elect’s skyscraper home on Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan.
On Friday night, a protester in Portland was shot as he took part in a march across the Morrison Bridge over the Willamette River. He is expected to live, but the suspect remains at large, police said. (Reuters)
These protest like the so called opinion polls were also sponsored.
Trump had threatened that if he won the poll he would sent Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton to prison. Obama himself had threatened that he would not hand over to Trump even if he won the election.
These protests therefore is seen as attempt by Obama and Clinton to stop Donald Trump from carrying out his threats. He will certainly need their support to appeal to their supporters to sheath their swords and there will be some negotiations. This is already playing out as Trump is said to have said he may not do away with Obamacare after all.