On November 9th, 2016 Donald. J Trump (Republican Party) won the presidency of the United States of America. WOW, the 45th president! As Trump and Clinton were fairly close with their votes, Trump took over the key races such as; Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wisconsin. Do keep in mind that there were also about 46% of Americans who didn’t vote; not to mention, not many Americans like Hilary Clinton. This election was close to one of the lowest turnouts in history since 1996 when Bill Clinton (Democratic) beat Bob Dole (Republican). Due to the new presidency, sources say that Trump’s election may be the greatest political upset of the modern era. It has caused protests and riots all over America; even outside the White House. There is so much violence occurring, which entails protesters burning flags, setting fires, and the public screaming “NOT MY PRESIDENT” along with, F*** Donald Trump. Social media sites have gained many photos through, Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter of what’s been taking place in the last few days; you witness the expressions on individual’s faces of disappointment, fear and anger.
Americans are threatening to move to Canada… Well, I don’t think it’s a threat anymore seeing how our Canadian immigration website crashed Tuesday evening. The website crashed due to high volume usage. Sources say approximately 50% of the traffic came from an American IP address (according to Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada). Can we all just talk about how INSANE that is?!
So, now we ask… What does this mean for Canada? Our Trade, Climate Change, and Oil Pipelines, of course these things will be affected – It’s just a matter of a good or bad affect. Trump promises to pull the U.S from international climate agreements, yet Canada has numerous climate projects with the U.S. – now there are in limbo (metro news, Canada). Trump also said he will implement a thicker boarder, which means it will be more difficult for Canadian goods and services to cross the border – Trump might establish more impediments to trade (CBC News, Politics).
What people need to realize is whoever is elected president of the United States of America not only affects them but affects Canada to, we are linked, plus Canada and the U.S.A are equal trading partners. Elections are now over with, Donald Trump is now the President. We all need to except it and hope he does well with his high title. The only thing we can do now, is come together as one and make a difference for the better.
What are your thoughts?