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Day: November 10, 2016

Hillary Clinton Beats Trump in Popular Vote
America, ENGLISH

Hillary Clinton Beats Trump in Popular Vote

    Much of the world knew a few hours after voting concluded that Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States, based on the tally of electoral college votes. But as of Wednesday morning, Hillary Clinton was still leading in the popular vote, by a margin of 135,495. Clinton had 59,186,057 votes, while Trump had garnered 59,049,470. While confusing—and frustrating—to many, it’s not the first time in history that election results reflect such a discrepancy. In the 2000 election, Al Gore won the popular vote but lost the presidency to George Bush, who won five more votes from the electoral college. In addition to Bush, only three other former candidates in U.S. history have lost the popular vote but won the presidency: Benjamin Harrison in 1888, Rutherford B. Hay...
Donald Trump wins: What Theresa May should be worried about once he enters the White House
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Donald Trump wins: What Theresa May should be worried about once he enters the White House

    Stupid, divisive, and wrong" was how Theresa May’s predecessor in Downing Street characterised the President-elect Donald Trump’s incendiary remarks on Muslims earlier this year. The Prime Minister, however, had remained careful during the campaign not to express a preference for either candidate. In a statement released 90 minutes after the majority of news outlets called Mr Trump the victor in the American election over Hillary Clinton, Ms May also congratulated the new leader and insisted Britain and the United States will remain strong and close partners. I would like to congratulate Donald Trump on being elected the next president of the United States, following a hard-fought campaign, the Prime Minister said. Britain and the United States have an enduring and special...
How will Melania Trump fare as first lady
America, ENGLISH

How will Melania Trump fare as first lady

    The historic 2016 presidential election keeps on producing first-ever landmarks, and that includes the next first lady of United States, Melania Trump. So what kind of FLOTUS will she be? According to first-lady historians, here's a hint: Think Jackie Kennedy, not Eleanor Roosevelt, Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama. In terms of the evolution of the first lady, I see (Trump) moving us back to the more traditional role, says Jean Wahl Harris, who studies the role of the first lady at the University of Scranton. A very traditional social hostess is something I think she will be comfortable with. But she will be expected to be front and center, not shy and retiring like Bess Truman in the 1940s. But Trump was hardly on the campaign trail so what's to stop her from doing the u...
What Message Did Hillary Clinton Send with Her Purple Pantsuit
America, ENGLISH

What Message Did Hillary Clinton Send with Her Purple Pantsuit

    Early this morning, after a year of heated rhetoric, divisive language and fierce Facebook battles with friends and family members alike, America’s contentious election season has finally come to an end. On Wednesday afternoon, Hillary Clinton got on stage to make her final, live concession speech, thanking her followers for all of their hard work on her behalf. And for this landmark occasion, the democratic nominee and her husband chose outfits with deep, royal purple accents as a means of delivering a very powerful political message. The first theory behind this particular choice of color is obvious enough. Purple is the shade you get when you combine red and blue, i.e. the middle ground between the democratic and republican parties, a position of compromise, something t...
Donald Trump’s unexpected win ignites street protests across the US
America, ENGLISH

Donald Trump’s unexpected win ignites street protests across the US

    Donald Trump’s unexpected election win ignited protests that continued through the day after the election and then into the night – with thousands of demonstrators shutting down major streets and surrounding the real estate mogul’s buildings in American cities. As US voters and international leaders began to come to terms with a Republican White House led by the former reality television star, anti-Trump activists on Wednesday launched impromptu protests criticizing the racism, sexism and xenophobia that they say the president-elect has made mainstream. The demonstrations in cities including New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Oakland, Philadelphia and Seattle – swelled and drew large police responses after Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton lost the electoral college...