Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton at the 2016 Elections.
In one of the most shocking elections in modern political history, Donald Trump shattered expectations last Tuesday, November 8th. The Republican nominee, despite being a political neophyte and having many a scandal that would ruin any other candidacy, secured the 270 electoral college votes needed to secure his presidency. Shortly after, Clinton called Trump to concede, but did not address this publicly.
“I have just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us – it’s about us and our victory – and I congratulated her on a very hard-fought campaign. Now it is time for Americans to bind the wounds of division,” he added. “It is time for us to become together as one united people … I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans.” (Source: The Guardian)
According to New York Magazine, Clinton called to concede at around 2:30am. Of the the call, Trump told Clinton: “You’re a smart tough lady and you ran a great campaign. Thank you for calling. I respect you.”
Trump also spoke with Barack Obama, who called the president-elect to congratulate him on his victory. The White House states the president also called Clinton to express “admiration for the strong campaign she waged throughout the country”. .
Of Clinton’s concession, Trump said, “Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time, and we owe her a debt of gratitude for the service she has done for our country. And I mean that very sincerely.” (Source: TIME)
Social conservatives have expressed their excitement for Trump’s presidency in many ways, one such way being the rolling back of LGBT equality.
The Family Research Council (FRC), the Heritage Foundation, and the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), have all stated they have plans this week about what they expect to see in the next four years. Their ideas largely comprise the concept of “religious liberty” (read: permission to openly discriminate against LGBT people).
Make American Great Again, indeed.