What’s Next, America?
After the much-anticipated election season came to an end with a result that upset many, both Hillary Clinton and President Obama are urging U.S. citizens to stick together and support Trump. In Clinton’s address to her supporters yesterday, she gave a tear-jerking account of the loss, but also told Democrats to give Trump a “chance to lead.” She also encouraged women to continue aiming for the White House. Despite her words of wisdom, however, Clinton did admit that the disappointment and pain would last for a long time.
Following Clinton’s speech, Obama and Biden appeared with White House staff. “Now, everybody is sad when their side loses an election, but the day after we have to remember that we’re actually all on one team. This is an intramural scrimmage,” the President said.
Meanwhile, Trump has changed his social media accounts to reflect his new status as President-elect. Early this morning, he tweeted out, “Such a beautiful and important evening! The forgotten man and woman will never be forgotten again. We will all come together as never before.”
However, the country is not responding as one, with protests popping up on the West Coast. In Los Angeles, Clinton supporters gathered together as a mass of approximately 500 to chant, “Not my president,” while Oregon protestors blocked highways and railways.
Now, it’s time to look ahead to what Trump may accomplish early on in his presidency. During debates and even off stage, Trump has promised various actions during his first 100 days in the Oval Office. ABC News compiled all of his deadline-associated promises to give citizens an idea of what to expect. During this short time frame, Trump has promised to repeal and replace Obamacare, suspend the admission of Syrian refugees, review every regulation issued in the past eight years, lift regulation hurting workers and businesses, terminate unconstitutional orders signed by Obama, implement plans for the construction the Mexico wall, rid the country of international gangs, root out D.C. corruption, impose term limits on members of Congress, bar government officials from lobbying the government within five years of their service, reduce the size of the federal government, renegotiate the Iran nuclear deal, call a NATO summit, increase investment in the nation’s military, fight ISIS, cut taxes, eliminate the Common Core in public schools and nominate a replacement for Antonin Scalia. Obviously, it’s quite a lengthy list.
With Trump taking the win, Russia became suddenly a huge supporter for the American electoral process. Kremlin representatives praised American democracy yesterday. One Moscow member of the press said that they’re “drinking in the Kremlin now.” Another said, “Today I want to ride around Moscow with an American flag in the window, if I can find a flag.” Others are saying that Vladimir Putin has won the U.S. elections.
While the economy was looking grim on Election Night, yesterday showed that it had the power to, well, power through. The Dow grew by more than 250 points and almost reached lifetime highs. In addition, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq both rose 1.1 percent. Economic strategists are saying that the growth is due to Trump’s victory speech, which they say encouraged hope in his economic policies. Many are extremely positive regarding the economy under Trump at the current moment. However, Wall Street still anxiously awaits more information regarding Trump’s upcoming economic policies, with many noting that what is promised during campaigning is not often what presidents deliver.
Moving away from the election, new reports regarding the upcoming iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are exciting tech geeks. It’s expected that the release will be the biggest thing in the tech world since the very first iPhone was released in 2007. New features include a glass front and a glass back, with an OLED screen, a Touch ID fingerprint scanner, 3D Touch gestures capabilities, a better camera, faster processing and possibly even a better battery. It’s guessed this will be no ordinary battery, though. The wireless charging will be enabled throughout user homes to provide constant charging wherever your iPhone happens to be, whether in your pocket, on your desk or even in your hand. So far, many of these advancements are just rumors, but the tech industry is excited to see what comes to fruition.