BY NICHOLAS HONG
On Wednesday, Nov. 9, Donald Trump beat Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a tight presidential race. It put an end to one of the most interesting presidential races that the country has seen.
Before the election ended Senator Hillary Clinton sent her staffers home and stated, “There is no path to victory.” This was the final nail in the coffin as Clinton knew that Trump had taken over the polls.
Although Hillary lost, she put up a great run and made it farther than any other woman running for President in U.S. history. There have been a few female candidates that have run over the years. For instance, Shirley Chisholm, former Secretary of House, ran for office in 1972 for the democratic party. Even in present day one of Clinton’s opponents was Jill Stein, Green Party Candidate. Clinton was the first woman to become the nominee of a major political party.
Following the recent loss of Clinton, many democrats were not afraid to speak out at the event of Trump winning. Barbara Boxer, California senator, made statements released on Politico. “Donald Trump’s comments and his actions are beyond vile and disgusting,” said Boxer.
She then went on to talk via email, “We have to send a message this November to our daughters and our sons that Donald Trump’s values are not the values of our nation.”
Richard Engel, Chief Foreign Correspondent for NBC news, had much to say. Around 1:40 AM he issued a statement .
“Its catastrophic for the United States, its catastrophic for the world, it emboldens our enemies and adversaries, it makes our allies terrified that we are not going to be their allies anymore, most people think that this type of scenario happens, if you imagine the United States as a nuclear warship we stop, we become totally focused on our own domestic politics, that he is going to provoke a constitutional crisis that he is going to get into a fight with the Supreme court, that there will be attempts to impeach him. We will not be leading the world, and other powers Russia, China, adjust around us,” Engel said.
CNN also spoke about the events that took place. Van Jones, CNN anchor, was displeased on how the election carried out.
“This was a whitelash, a whitelash against a changing country. A whitelash against a black president. That’s the part where the pain comes,” Jones said.
As Trump’s presidency is now a reality, many democrats are expressing frustration and are not afraid to say what is on their minds.