by Jack Colyer
Donald Trump has won an election that will go down in history as one of the most bitter and divisive competitions in living memory.
The millionaire businessman who was touted as a mere joke last year when he put forth his candidacy has claimed the most powerful office in the land, stunning his critics in the process.
There was disbelief on social media as it became clear that Trump would win the presidency. Many were expressing their anxiety regarding the uncertain future that now lies before them. The unthinkable has become reality.
As soon as the results started coming in the world knew this was going down to the wire. Trump took North Carolina, Ohio and Florida; the world held its breath. Then one by one New Hampshire, Michigan and Wisconsin declared victories for Trump.
And for a brief period the Canadian immigration website went down.
For Clinton the election was now lost.
Following this shock result the dollar has continued to plummet along with major indexes in Asia. The Mexican peso has taken an even harder hit after fluctuating all night as Trump pulled out a surprising lead in key swing states. Trump’s anti-Mexico stance has led to a falling peso over the last few weeks.
Bloomberg claims that the drops in market futures are now worse than 9/11.
Investors believe Trump’s unpredictable nature and his isolationist polices could increase global uncertainty.
Trump, who ran an anti-establishment campaign, has upended the months of polling that put Clinton in the lead.
A race that has been dominated by ugly, personal attacks, in the end, has elected Donald J. Trump as the President of the United States of America.