Written by: Grace
On the 9th of November of this year, the long-awaited final results of the Presidential campaign were released and the stressful election came to an end. Mr. Donald J. Trump got to taste the victory he had been waiting for, after almost a year. The news of losing the election stunned Hillary and her supporters. The race to the White House was very tight throughout the entire process: Hillary seemed to be winning by only a few points in the beginning, however Donald Trump came through and dominated the election.
At around midday, Trump caught up to Hillary and her supporters and, along with a lot of people keeping track of the election around the world, began to feel rather anxious. From the moment Trump passed Hillary, he zoomed right ahead, comfortably, obviously knowing he would win. The two former candidates both spoke to their supporters through separate speeches; Trump, giving his victory speech and Hillary giving an emotional concession speech.
“I know how disappointed you feel because I feel it, too. This is painful and it will be for a long time.” Hillary admitted to the pain she felt after losing the campaign through her concession speech, which she presented after receiving the information of her loss.
Mr. Trump gave his victory speech, with his entire campaigning team and supportive family beside him.
“Nothing we want for our future is beyond our reach. America will no longer settle for anything less than the best.” Trump stated in his speech after congratulating his opponent, Hillary, for the hard fight she put up.
Clinton supporters were devastated, whereas Trump’s supporters proudly accepted the result. However, just a few days after the final voting session, reports of rallies are already coming about.
As an outcome of the election results, many cases of protests have popped up in several states. In Los Angeles, California, for example, an 18 year old teenage girl, by the name of Lydia Debevoise, posted a statement on Facebook on the night of the election, which provoked one of the first protests, including that of at least 300 hundred young adults:
“If you care about politics and you’re as angry as I am, then please come and protest the election of Donald Trump,”
The statement: ‘He is not my President,’ has become rather popular and is quite inspirational when it comes to the beginning of rallies.
So, what do you think? Did Donald Trump deserve to be elected as President? Or did Hillary deserve to lose? Share your thoughts in the Comment section.
Lara, Jovana; Edwards, Chelsea; 2016. Los Angeles Students March Out of Class, Protest President-Elect Donald Trump. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsPq9mzFNGY (10 November 2016)
Collinson, Stephen; Merica, Dan; Zeleny, Jeff; 2016. Hillary Clinton delivers painful concession speech. Available at: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/11/09/politics/clinton-to-offer-remarks-in-new-york-city/ (10 November 2016)
UNKNOWN. Donald Trump’s entire election victory speech. Available at: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/11/09/politics/donald-trump-victory-speech/index.html (10 November 2016)