By Rachel Fergus.
Finally, the election is over. And the result?
Donald Trump has won the presidency.
Though you may disagree with the President Elects’ ideals or platform, you have to admit that his path to the presidency is one that encourages underdogs and shows anything is possible. As of late this morning, fivethirtyeight.com gave Donald Trump as 28.6 percent chance of winging the presidency. FiveThirtyEight, one of the most accurate organizations when it comes to predicting American politics, did not even choose Trump as the Republican Presidential Candidate until after the Republican National Convention in July. FiveThirtyEight was not the only group this morning that assumed Hillary would win:
- CNN gave Clinton a 90 percent chance of winning.
- The Huffington Post gave Clinton a 98 percent chance of winning.
- The New York Times said Donald Trump had a 15% chance of winning
- The Wall Street Journal predicted that Clinton would win 44 percent of the votes and Trump would win 40 percent.
America began another chapter of its history today by electing Donald J. Trump. Though today is a historic day for the U.S. we should keep in mind that Trump will be leading the country for the next four years – this election is not a one-night event. So, here are a few of the most important points of Trump’s presidential platform (source donaldjtrump.com):
“Transform America’s crumbling infrastructure into a golden opportunity for accelerated economic growth…” Trump also calls for investment in transportation, clean water, and a reliable electric grid.
Trump plans to create an economy that will lead to the creation of 25 million more American jobs over the course of one decade as well as reaching a 3.5 to four percent growth rate per year. In previous interviews and debates Mr. Trump has said these changes will come to fruition through lowering taxes on U.S. citizens and businesses.
The key aspect of the President Elect’s plan for healthcare is the repeal and replacement of Obamacare.
The rebuilding and strengthening of the American military is a key issue for Trump. In office he would: “Increase the size of the U.S. Army to 540,000 active duty soldiers”, “rebuild the U.S. Navy toward a goal of 350 ships”, “provide the U.S. Air Force with the 1,200 fighter aircraft they need”, and, “grow the U.S. Marine Corps to 36 battalions”.
Trump has many goals for his energy plan such as: creating new jobs in energy, protecting clean air and water and using America’s shale oil, natural gas, and clean coal reserves. Trump hopes these steps will lead to America becoming completely energy independent.
This topic has been at the forefront of Trump’s Presidential campaign since he began the race for the White House. A few of the key ideas on Trump’s immigration plan are: “prioritize the jobs, wages and security of the American people,” and choosing potential immigrants to enter the U.S. based on their projected ability to thrive and be financially independent in the states. The Trump campaign also called for temporarily pausing immigration from any country or region that has the possibility to “export terrorism”.
Though these are just a couple of the main issues Trump plans to tackle while in office, they are a good sample to show what his goals and focuses will be in his first two years as President of the United States.
Whether Trump was your first choice or absolute last, you are a part of history.
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