What Now !? {Video} Donald Trump Beat Hillary Clinton To Become 45th President Of The United States Of America

Published On November 9, 2016 | By admin | Local & Worldwide News

Donald J. Trump’s victory has set the political world on its end. Never has such an untested and unlikely candidate captured the presidency, and no one in modern times has entered the office with his plans for governing so uncertain.

Mr. Trump promised vaguely during the campaign that he could act presidential at the right time. That time has finally come, and Mr. Trump must now begin the hard work of assembling an administration and seeking broad political acceptance in a way he never did as a candidate.

Here are the some of the most important dynamics we’re watching now that the results are in:

Clinton to Talk to Supporters

Hillary Clinton is planning to address campaign workers and supporters this morning at the New Yorker Hotel in midtown Manhattan.

The remarks on Wednesday will come hours after an early-morning conversation for which Mrs. Clinton and her team were entirely unprepared: a phone call from Mrs. Clinton to Mr. Trump, conceding the presidential race.

Mrs. Clinton never made it on Tuesday to her election night party, where she had planned to hail the shattering of a figurative “glass ceiling” — the election of a female president — beneath the grand, literal glass ceilings of the Jacob K. Javits Center on Manhattan’s West Side.

Obama Congratulates Trump

The White House said on Wednesday that President Obama made an early-morning call to Mr. Trump to congratulate him and invite him to a meeting there on Thursday to discuss preparations to hand over power to him over the next several weeks.

In an emailed statement that marked the first reaction by the White House to Mr. Trump’s upset election, Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, said that Mr. Obama had also called Hillary Clinton, “and expressed admiration for the strong campaign she waged throughout the country.”

The president planned to make a statement later Wednesday from the White House “to discuss the election results and what steps we can take as a country to come together after this hard-fought election season,” Mr. Earnest said.

The routine post-election statement was an extraordinary moment after a contest that was unpredictable until the very last moment, in which Mr. Obama had campaigned feverishly for Mrs. Clinton, his chosen successor, calling Mr. Trump a dangerously unqualified candidate whose election would threaten the republic.

Mr. Obama had said his own legacy was on the ballot in the contest and that he would take it as a personal affront if voters did not rally behind Mrs. Clinton. And he repeatedly argued that he did not believe it was possible for Mr. Trump, who rose to political prominence questioning the authenticity of Mr. Obama’s American birth certificate, to win the White House.

Can Trump Calm the Markets – and the World?

The election returns on Tuesday sent stock futures into a dive and drew expressions of consternation from abroad. Mr. Trump campaigned and won as a proud agitator, but he has different responsibilities as the president-elect. Helping to avert international panic is one of them.

He managed to summon a more sober demeanor at points during the campaign, including in his victory speech — though never for very long. And even if he is comparatively placid on Wednesday, it is unclear that investors and foreign leaders will take things in stride.

Depending on how he handles the day, Mr. Trump may reveal both the range of his abilities as a political communicator and the true intensity of opposition and fear he faces across the globe.

 

Will Trump Reach Out?

Mr. Trump declared overnight that he would work even with people who had opposed him in the campaign, and he pledged to bring the country together. That will be no small task for a politician who fractured one political party and savaged another, and whom most Americans described in polls as biased against women and minorities.

Having long boasted of his accommodating personality and skill at salesmanship, Mr. Trump must now put those abilities to work — courting business executives and conservatives who opposed him, calming national security leaders and even seeking out relationships with Democrats.

Whether Mr. Trump can win over these constituencies may well determine if he is capable not just of winning, but of governing. How quickly will he pick up the phone?

Will the Left Strike Back?

The most liberal wing of the Democratic Party was emboldened throughout the 2016 campaign, but it was held in check to some degree by Hillary Clinton’s relative moderation. With Mrs. Clinton defeated, that restraint is likely to disappear, and populist liberals, like Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, may quickly emerge as the party’s top spokespeople.

With Democrats cast out of the White House, it is difficult to predict what course they will take in battling Mr. Trump — whether they will resist him through filibusters and street protests, legislative mechanics or even attempts at compromise.

But there is unlikely to be much appetite among Democrats for conciliating Mr. Trump, and — as Republicans found over the last eight years — the loudest and most potent voices in the party are most likely to be those of blunt ideological opposition.

What Becomes of the Anti-Trump Right?

Dozens of Republican elected officials resisted Mr. Trump’s rise to power, including some who revoked their endorsements in the heat of the general election. Senators like Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and John McCain of Arizona declared Mr. Trump unfit to lead, while ideological conservatives like Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Mike Lee of Utah warned of Mr. Trump’s indifference to the limits of government power.

These Trump critics on the right now face a wrenching political choice: to defer to him as the country’s new leader, or to take up a quasi-oppositional role against a Republican as he assembles his administration. Since Republicans kept control of the House and Senate, dissenters within Mr. Trump’s party may hold outsize influence over exactly how he can govern as president.

Credit Source: NY Times

This is not a dream. Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States. A billionaire businessman with no political experience, virtually no serious policy proposals, and a surreal campaign built upon the ugliest elements of human nature has won the nation’s highest office.

So what happens now?

One immediate effect is a drastic shock to the world’s financial system. Even earlier in the night, when Trump appeared to have momentum but was nowhere near to securing the presidency, American futures markets and international stock markets were crashing, as was the value of the U.S. dollar.

This is entirely in line with experts’ predictions: For months the prospect of a Trump presidency has represented volatility, and his stated economic views are widely seen as disastrous for not only the American but the global economy. A Trump presidency would “likely cause the stock market to crash and plunge the world into recession,” Simon Johnson, an MIT economist, predicted, The New York Times reported.

Many have compared a Trump victory to Brexit—the surprise decision of the United Kingdom to separate from the European Union—which also had global economic consequences. Only Trump’s victory was much more unexpected, and likely much more consequential, considering the size of the American economy.

What about the first days of a Trump presidency? What will it look like?

In his first 100 days in office, Trump has pledged to build his famous border wall, renegotiate or withdraw from NAFTA, appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton, repeal Obamacare, and initiate mass deportations of undocumented citizens, among other things.

But can he actually do any of this?

To some extent, yes. Even without the support of the congress, Trump can lean heavily on executive orders, particularly to repeal executive orders issued by President Obama. And analysts have predicted he will.

“He’s going to try to start with a bang by taking as much of Obama off the books with a stroke of his pen as he possibly can,” William Galston, with the Brookings Institute, told CNBC.

In particular, Trump has repeatedly vowed to get rid of Obamacare on “Day One,” promising to have Congress convene a special session. But even with a Republican House and Senate, any repeal of the law would be complicated and likely take months, experts say.

Swift presidential actions are often much harder in reality than in theory. “I’d be careful what you target first,” Susan Dudley, who served in the George W. Bush administration, told CNN. “I think there could be large reforms, especially working with Congress, but recognize that that will take years, not 100 days.”

And many of Trump’s promises, of course, are utterly implausible. Mexico will not be paying for a wall, for example.

What about foreign affairs?

It’s ugly. The only question is how ugly.

Ian Bremmer, a global research professor at NYU, predicted in an analysis for Politico Magazine that one immediate effect of a Trump win would be an immediate turn on the global stage away from the U.S. and towards other powers, particularly China. “Allies in Asia will hedge their bets on American staying power with a stronger China,” he said.

There could be even more dramatic and dangerous events ahead. Because of Trump’s extreme anti-Muslim rhetoric, his “presidency would make the United States, its citizens, and its assets the single most attractive target for Al Qaeda, ISIL, and other Islamic militant groups,” Bremmer said.

Meanwhile, throughout Trump’s candidacy, white nationalist and other extremist movements flourished, emboldened by the businessman’s tacit and explicit encouragement. Back in August, Buzzfeed reported that the chair of the American Nazi Party, Rocky Suhayda, called a Trump victory “a real opportunity for people like white nationalists.” Now that he’s the president-elect, these forces will likely continue to grow, no matter what he does in office.

“Trump has unleashed forces—forces much bigger than he is” Richard Spencer, head of the National Policy Institute, told the Huffington Post, “that simply can’t be put back into the bottle.”

Credit Source: Complex

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