Within hours of Trump winning the election, a number of things are already happening in and outside the United Sates, and it’s not looking good.
Here is what we are talking about:
1. Thousands Of Anti-Trump Protesters Take Things To The Street
Thousands of people/ Hillary Clinton supporters took to the streets to protest against his victory. Cities in California, Oregon and Washington all witnessed angry demonstrations, with objects being set on fire and windows smashed.
In New York City, several thousand people marched from Union Square to Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, blocking streets and prompting police to assemble hasty barricades.
Some marched through the city chanting: “Not my president. Not my president”. In Oakland, just outside San Francisco, protesters reportedly smashed a window at offices of the Oakland Tribune newspaper and set fire to vehicles and tires.
2. Shares In Arms Companies At Record High
There have been speculations that with Trump winning the election, governments will spend more on weaponry. This has seen some increase in the shares of various companies dealing in weaponry; a good example is the British weapons manufacturer “BAE Systems” up to a new record high.
BAE Systems, one of the biggest weapons manufacturers in the world, has seen its shares hit a record high today on that Trump victory pic.twitter.com/WlV6kY1Gfm
— Tom Knowles (@tkbeynon) November 9, 2016
The company – which reportedly earns about 40% of its near-£18 billion revenue in the US – rose almost 7% yesterday. Shares in smaller defense groups also climbed: Ultra Electronics was up 6%, and Cobham, Chemring, and Meggitt were between 3.5% and 4.5%.
3. KKK Celebrates Trump’s Victory
The former leader of the Ku Klux Klan, David Duke, celebrates Trump’s election:
— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) November 9, 2016
He further went on to say: “Make no mistake about it, our people have played a huge role in electing Trump!”
It was also announced on the KKK’s website that they will hold a victory “klavalkade Klan parade” on 3rd of December 2016 honoring the electoral victory of Donald Trump.
4. Islamist Extremists OnThe New US President
Social-media sites associated with both the Islamic State and al-Qaeda hailed Trump’s success as the beginning of “dark times” for the United States, marked by domestic unrest and new foreign military campaigns that would drain the strength of the American superpower.
“Trump’s victory is a hard slap to those promoting the efficiency of democratic systems,” Hamza al-Karibi, a spokesperson for the al-Qaeda affiliated Syrian jihadist group “Jabhat Fatah al-Sham” wrote to his Twitter followers.
“Starting today, we won’t need media releases clarifying the West’s machinations. All we need to do is retweet what Trump says,” he added.
Meanwhile, prominent Egyptian-born jihadi cleric Dr Tariq Abdel Haleem said:
“Trumps [sic] winning might be bad for us in the short run. However, it is better for Muslims in the long run as he’ll ruin the US.”
5. Canada’s Immigration Website Overwhelmed By Worried Americans
The official website for ‘Citizenship and Immigration Canada’ stopped working overnight, apparently because of the sheer number of Americans looking to move over. The website was inaccessible for parts of 8 and 9 November 2016, which many attributed to potential mass migration plans.
— Cause We’re Canadian (@MadelnCanada) November 9, 2016
Service was later restored, with the Canadian citizenship and immigration service tweeting that:
In Canada, immigrants are encouraged to bring their cultural traditions with them and share them with their fellow citizens. pic.twitter.com/MOuStZbSX7
— Canada (@Canada) November 9, 2016