Donald Trump: Elected, Inaugurated and now officially President of the United States of America

Months ago, not only was this blog put on hold, but Donald Trump was seen as an outsider in the race to become the United States new President.

Low and behold on November 8th, he officially defeated the Democrat Party Nominee, Hilary clinton by 306 Electoral votes, to her 232, surpassing beyond the 270 limit needed to win the presidency. He notably won a number of key swing states like Florida, including the historic safe Republican seats such as Texas.

Today, his inauguration has inspired this blog to reinvigorate itself into a more detailed, personal outlook on political stories that will discuss, assess and expand upon recent political news. It will continue to allow readers to expand there views on respective stories also.

But why has this story inspired ThePoliticsView to come back?

If there was ever a political story to discuss on a site like this, that would indeed be this story and the story of Brexit – which if you search for on this site, you will find.

Trump has said that he will ‘make America great again’. A constant slogan used for the masses to relate to. A little like ‘we want our country back’ used from Vote Leave campaigners in the UK wanting an exit from the European Union. It is a short, punchy line that states exactly what people want.

But can Trump really make America great again?

Outgoing Democrat President, Barack Obama has been a heavy critic of Trump, not only because of him being ‘Republican’, but also due to the societal stirs and hate he has spawned over the past several months.

He’s repeatedly been called, or defined as a Xenophobic, Racist, Prejudice, Misogynist, a Dictator and a Narcissist whom believes the Environmental damages we face is a myth ‘created by the Chinese, to make US manufacturing non-competitive’ . In fact, he even tweeted that one (Source).

Now, ThePoliticsView may be giving off a negative output onto Mr Trump here, but he is only to blame for why he’s been negatively portrayed as the man he is. It’s because he is who he is made out to be at the end of the day, and thats hard not to deny after all of the public outbursts and statements Donald Trump has made.

Although he may make America ‘great again’ (which I personally think degrades all of the work Obama has done over the last 8 years to say it wasn’t ‘great’), he faces a lot of social backlash and walls to re-build, not only along the boarder of Mexico, but within the sphere of society and with the people of America that he wishes to ‘bring together’.

Trump is a critic of certain trade agreements too, such as the North Atlantic Trade Organisation (NATO) and trading ties in South America. This is a warning to expect the unexpected under Trump. He is almost if you like, a ‘loose cannon’ who is hard to predict exactly what he want’s to do, or if he’ll do it at all.

One things for sure and that’s time will be very different to the past 8 years under Obama, and things are going to change, be it Trade deals, Immigration, Globalisation norms or Military Agenda’s both in America and Globally.

So, this is where you come into it:

Do you think Donald Trump can ‘make America great again?’

Do you think he’ll keep to his word on hard policies, such as building the great Mexican wall?

Comment below what you make of Donald Trumps Presidency inauguration and what you think he’ll do as president.

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Orlando Shootings Overview: up to 50 people killed, many others hospitalised, shooter pledges to ISIS

Source: CNN, BBC

In recent days we have seen a globally moaned tragedy occur, due to one gunman in America reportedly killing up to 50 people in a gay night club ‘hatred’ massacre in the city of Orlando, Florida.

The BBC have quoted that so far, ”26 of those killed have been named: 22 men and four women aged between 20 and 50.”

Today, the BBC report that the ”father of a gunman who killed dozens of people in an Orlando gay club says he did not know that his son had a ‘grudge in his heart’.”

Omar Mateen killed up too 50 people and wounded 53 more in the deadliest mass shooting in recent US history, before being shot dead by police, according to the BBC.

Seddique Mateen (the farther) said he did not understand why his son had carried out the shooting at the Pulse nightclub.

CNN report that Mr Mateen has now ”pledged allegiance to ISIS before he gunned down 50 people early Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the deadliest mass shooting in the United States and the nation’s worst terror attack since 9/11.”

What are your views on this dreadful homophobic attack upon LGBT group members?

Does America now need to tackle its gun laws due to constant hate attacks with the use of armed weapons? How will the current president Barack Obama tackle this? Will this in any way boost Donald Trumps campaign, who has already said he wants to ban muslims coming into the state temporarily, to ‘figure out whats going on’?

Comment Below your views

AP-Hillary Clinton has ‘secured Democratic nomination’

Source: BBC

In a recent BBC article they claim that ”Hillary Clinton has clinched the Democratic nomination for US president after reaching the required number of delegates, an AP tally suggests.”

The count puts Mrs Clinton on 2,383 – the number needed to make her the presumptive nominee.

She will become the first female nominee for a major US political party.

But rival Bernie Sanders said Mrs Clinton had not won as she was dependent on super-delegates who could not vote until July’s party convention.

Super-delegates are party insiders who can pledge their support for a candidate ahead of the convention but do not formally vote for them until the convention itself.

What’s your view of this?

Now that Hillary Clinton has the needed Democrat delegates that AP suggests, is it looking likely to be a head to head race between her and Republican candidate Donald Trump? Is Hillary Clinton the right person to take forward the Democrats to presidential success? Who will become the new president of the united states?

Comment below your views of the American presidential race and its candidates

US election: Why has Trump caught Clinton in the polls?

Source: BBC, realclearpolitics.com, Washington Post, New York Times, YouGov

A bit of US Politics now and this article discusses the extravagant race to become the new president for the USA. The fight has seen a current leading outcome of Hilary Clinton of the Democrats, face off against presumptive Republican candidate Donald Trump in a head to head battle for the presidential ‘prize’.

Of late according to the BBC, we have seen for the first time in this long election campaign, ”Republican Donald Trump pull ahead of Democrat Hillary Clinton in the RealClearPolitics average of national polls.”

The BBC comment further to say, Mrs Clinton’s double-digit lead, which she has held over the past several months,” has vanished – and with it, apparently, Democrats’ dreams of a transformational 2016 victory that would leave Republicans wandering the wilderness for a generation.”

So how has this happened?

  • Trump has growing Republican (and a lot of white citizen) backing:

According to a Washington Post survey, 85% of Republicans plan to vote for their man. A New York Times offering finds a similar number.

”As for the party establishment, most prominent officeholders seem to either be backing Mr Trump or trying their best to disappear into the scenery. Even Senator John McCain, whose war record was belittled by Mr Trump last summer, has said he’ll support the party nominee.”

  • Hilary has Sanders halting her campaign:

A recent Economist/YouGov poll shows that among Sanders supporters, 55% would vote for Mrs Clinton, 15% would back Mr Trump and the rest either don’t know or would pick someone else. It’s not particularly surprising, given that 61% of Sanders backers view Mrs Clinton unfavourably and 72% say she’s “not honest and trustworthy”.

The BBC have stated that ”the exchanges over head-to-head polling are just part of the increased tension within the Democratic Party that could be having a negative effect on Mrs Clinton’s polling numbers.”

  • The Demographical split effect:

The BBC have stated that ”minorities and women are overwhelming supporting Mrs Clinton. Right now that’s being balanced out by whites and men who are backing Mr Trump in large numbers.”

Exactly how big are these gaps? According to the Washington Post poll, ”57% of whites and men support Mr Trump. Mrs Clinton can count on the backing of 69% of non-whites, and leads Mr Trump 52% to 38% among women.”

Among whites without a college degree, ”65% support Mr Trump versus only 25% for Mrs Clinton.”

What’s your view of the US Presidential Race?

What other factors are effecting the race for each candidate? Which campaign do you think is stronger? Who will come out on top in the end?

Comment Below YOUR views about the US presidential race in the comment section 

Anti-Donald Trump Forces Gear Up For Third-Party Challenge

Source: Huffington Post

According to the Huffington post, presumptive US Republican candidate Donald Trump is now going to be challenged by top republication strategists, in a third-party presidential run for the republican spot.

Huffington Post states: ”Top Republican strategists this past week have stepped up a frantic effort to lay the groundwork for a third-party presidential run, even as elected officials within the party begin to make their peace with Donald Trump.”

Furthermore, ”Talk of a third-party run has been percolating for weeks, if not months — the volume of it directly correlated to the likelihood of a Trump victory — with the idea being that such a bid could deny both Trump and Hillary Clinton the 270 electoral college votes needed to win (a real long shot) and/or bring Republican voters disaffected by Trump’s candidacy out to the polls (more feasible)”

What’s your views of the US presidential race? 

Is this too much of a long shot? Will it have any impact on Trumps hopeful path to the presidential election winner? Who do you think will win overall?

Comment below your views of the US elections 

Goldman Sachs backs pro-EU campaign with ‘six figure donation’

Source: The BBC

The BBC have announced that ”Investment bank Goldman Sachs has reportedly given a “six figure” donation to the campaign to keep the UK in the European Union.”

”The US bank is said to have backed Britain Stronger In Europe, a cross-party group leading the In campaign.” (BBC 2016)

What’s your view of this?

Do you think this money donated by the Goldman Sachs Bank, will lean towards the UK voting a no vote when it comes to exiting the EU? Why do you feel that Goldman Sachs, an american bank, are paying money to a multi-countried  european landscape (UK), to stay in the European Union? Will they make profits from it perhaps?

Comment below your view 

US political debate needs a thoughtful makeover: The Financial Times Article

Source: Financial Times, New York Times

According to the times, the American debate needs a sort of ‘makeover’ and is fairly critical against the speeches given out by politicians, most noticing Barack Obama.

there are statements about the speech being a ”thankless assignment” which  ”…is usually greeted with indifference or derision.”

The Financial Times further this to say the speech ”was with an impassioned appeal to resist the scummy tide of demonisation, that Mr Obama closed his last State of the Union speech, and thus his political career.”

When reading about President Obama’s final state speech, in your view, what did you make of Obama’s farewell speech? Did he resist speaking about ‘the scummy tide of demonisation’ efficiently? What more do you think Obama could have done for the world of American Politics?

Comment Below your views

President Obama vows America will be the country that cures cancer ‘once and for all’

Source: Yahoo, The White House.Gov

In an article by Yahoo Politics, and within Obamas final state union speech addressed on Tuesday evening, President Obama ”promised to launch a major initiative, to cure cancer.”

Yahoo delve further within their article that President Obama quoted in his speech, “We (America) can do so much more, and last year Vice President Biden said that with a new moonshot America can cure cancer. Last month, he worked with this Congress to give scientists at the National Institutes of Health the strongest resources that they’ve had in over a decade”

Whats your view of this? Can America be the ‘one’ to finally cure cancer? How long do you feel it will take until the miracle of curing cancer will finally be achieved? How much funding (realistically speaking) should be funded into this, alongside charitable cancer funds? Is this task of curing cancer potentially to hard to achieve, or can it be done?

Comment your views below

US Election: Election News to know

Source: The telegraph

Considering the article by the telegraph, in your view, who do you think will be elected for the candidates of the Republicans and/or Democrats in America? Who have the strongest senator’s to choose from? Who will win the overall election later on?

Express your view in the Comment Section Below