JK News Today
Leeza Chowdhry (Special to JKNT)
New York, November 9
Defying all predictions , Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of United States of America in one of the stunning upsets in the 240-year old history of independent America, the oldest democracy in the world.
Donald beat his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton who was the favorite of most of the liberal world despite several unpleasant details about her e-mails as Secretary of State during the first term of President Barack Obama.
Hillary’s dream to re-enter the White House as first woman President of the United States were dashed as the first lady for eight years during her husband Bill Clinton’s tenure from 1993 to 2001, lost the race to Trump.
Trump had annoyed much of the world by his ugly utterances about Muslims, immigrants and women, while tapping the dormant white racism. This was his campaign issue in the twilight months of Barack Obama, the first black president of America.
He rode to a surprise victory with the strong support from white voters and the working class whiles the blacks, minorities and many women groups disturbed by his partisan and parochial politics.
Hillary called Trump and conceded her defeat.
In his victory speech, Donald Trump said: “Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division…I say it is time for us to come together as one united people,” he said, as supporters chanted “USA! USA! USA!”
“I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be President for all Americans and this is so important to me,” he said.
Trump said he received a call from Hillary Clinton conceding her defeat in the early hours of Wednesday morning.