11 things that already happened within hours of Trump being elected president

Published: November 10, 2016
Donald Trump talks to the media in the "spin room." PHOTO: REUTERS

Donald Trump talks to the media in the "spin room." PHOTO: REUTERS

Donald Trump won’t officially become president until January 2017, but within hours of his victory the world has already begun to change.

Here are 11 things that have already happened since he was elected:

1) A top Israeli government minister declared the idea of Palestinian state ‘over’.

Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett said Wednesday the idea of a Palestinian state was over after Donald Trump’s election as US president, calling for an end to what has been the basis of years of negotiations.

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“Trump’s victory is an opportunity for Israel to immediately retract the notion of a Palestinian state in the centre of the country, which would hurt our security and just cause,” Bennett, who heads the hardline Jewish Home party, said in an apparent reference to the occupied West Bank. “This is the position of the president-elect … The era of a Palestinian state is over.”

2) American Muslim women who wear the hijab agonised over whether its still safe to wear one.

3) Demonstrators set fires and overturned cars in major cities across America.

A gunman opened fire in downtown Seattle on Wednesday night following an argument and wounded five people, one man critically, not far from protests over the surprise victory of Republican Donald Trump in the US presidential election.

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4) Global financial markets went haywire.

Markets went into free fall Wednesday and the Mexican peso tanked as Donald Trump appeared to be moving into the lead in the race for the White House. Safe haven assets rallied as investors went running for cover, with the yen and gold rushing higher.

5) Sarah Palin said Britain and America are “hooking up” in light of Brexit and Trump.

“Well, see, Great Britain and America, see how we’re hooking up now?” Sarah Palin, the former Alaskan govenor said at a Trump rally as the results rolled in. “We’re going rogue and saying, you know, the people are going to take back control of our governance.”

6) Former KKK leader David Duke declared tonight “one of the most exciting nights of my life”.

David Duke, who formerly led the KKK as its “Grand Wizard”, celebrated Trump’s election.

7) Shares in renewable energy companies tanked…

Shares of renewable energy companies that operate in the US tanked following news that Trump would be the next president. The Republican president has previously claimed climate changed is a hoax perpetuated by the Chinese to cripple American industry. Vestas, a major maker of US wind turbines that gets about 40 per cent of its business from America, saw a maximum fall of 14 per cent.

8) Shares in arms companies surged to a record high

Shares of BAE Systems , Europe’s largest arms company, up nearly 4 per cent leading a rally across defence stocks as Trump’s presidential win firms up expectations of a ramp-up in regional defence spending, Reuters reported.

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9) Canada’s immigration website crashed under the demand of American visitors.

Canada’s main immigration website remained down on Wednesday and New Zealand reported increased traffic to its website for residency visas from US nationals as Trump surged to victory in the US presidential election.

10) Militant leaders welcomed the new US president.

A spokesperson for the al Qaeda affiliated Syrian militant group Jabhat Fatah al-Sham wrote to his Twitter followers, “Trump’s victory is a hard slap to those promoting the efficiency of democratic systems.” He added, “Starting today, we won’t need media releases clarifying the West’s machinations. All we need to do is retweet what Trump says.”

Meanwhile, prominent Egyptian-born militant 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.”

11) Mexico’s foreign minister made it clear they wouldn’t be paying for that wall.

Mexico said on Wednesday it would work with Donald Trump for the benefit of both nations after his surprise US election win, but reiterated it would not pay for his planned border wall, which stirred up deep resentment during a fraught presidential campaign.


This article originally appeared on Independent.

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  • Oommen
    Nov 10, 2016 - 3:15PM

    he loves india & tajRecommend

  • rich
    Nov 10, 2016 - 4:57PM

    12 th thing

    in india we are celebratingRecommend

  • Proud One
    Nov 11, 2016 - 12:22PM

    After electing Modi, Trump seems like a saint.Recommend

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