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BREAKING VIDEO: Black Lives Matter Rioting & Looting In Oakland On News Of Trump Win ⋆ Freedom Daily
BREAKING VIDEO: Black Lives Matter Rioting & Looting In Oakland On News Of Trump Win
Black Lives Matter and other anti-American groups began rioting in Oakland, California when word got out that Donald Trump had won the election.
The domestic terrorists can be heard yelling “Not my president” in videos uploaded to social media.
Reports of cars being lit on fire and store windows being broken began circulating on the net soon after election results were announced.
Via The Post-Gazette:
“About 2 a.m., a large group formed near the corner of South Bellefield and Fifth avenues, chanting anti-Trump slogans.
A large police presence was evident in the area.
Supporters of Mr. Trump and Hillary Clinton could be heard taunting each other.
The group marched down Fifth Avenue, shutting down the thoroughfare at 2:15 a.m.
The protest continued to grow more as the marchers moved through central Oakland and went against traffic on Forbes Avenue.
By 2:30 a.m., more than a thousand people were marching in the streets. A group walking on Forbes Avenue kicked over a garbage can.
The commotion carried continued past 3 a.m. on Forbes Avenue as chanting continued and a drummer joined in. People wearing black hoods and bandannas led at the front of the march, which culminated at the Cathedral of Learning on the University of Pittsburgh campus.
There, expletive-filled chanting continued.
Corrine Jasmin, 22, a Point Park University student, gave a passionate speech on the Cathedral of Learning steps berating Mr. Trump for being a “racist.”
“I’m a little angry,” Ms. Jasmin told the Post-Gazette after concluding her speech. “I’m with her. I voted for equality, I voted for women.”
Pitt student Vikram Mukherjee, 18, said he was “disgusted” by the results of the election, “especially being a person of color.”
He was at the protest with Purva Davee, 17, also a Pitt student. She said she was there to support her friends.
“My Muslim friend called me in tears because she is afraid to leave her room,” she said.
About 3:15 a.m, a Pittsburgh police officer said he had heard of no major issues at the protest and was unaware of any arrests.
At the same time, the marchers went across Forbes Avenue to the Hillman Library to continue their demonstration.They stopped at the front doors of the library, where they were met by police officers holding batons.
Some of them held hands a formed a circle, then spoke angrily of Trump policies regarding the LGBT community and women’s reproductive rights. The group then encircled a half dozen Trump supporters, sparking a shouting match between the two factions.”
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Clinton concedes ‘painful’ election defeat to Trump
Democrat Hillary Clinton conceded the 2016 U.S. White House race to Republican Donald Trump on Wednesday and offered to work with the president-elect, who she hoped would be a successful leader for all Americans.
“Last night I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country. I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans,” Clinton told hundreds of supporters and staff at a Manhattan hotel.
“This is not the outcome we wanted or we worked so hard for, and I’m sorry that we did not win this election for the values we shared and the vision we hold for our country,” she said to cheers.
Possibly facing her last opportunity for a presidential run, Clinton, 69, acknowledged Tuesday night’s results were painful and that she was disappointed.
She urged her assembled staff and supporters, deflated after recent national opinion polls indicated a good chance at victory, to continue to work for a better nation.
“This is painful and it will be for a long time,” Clinton said. “But I want you to remember this: Our campaign was never about one person or even one election. It was about the country we love and about building an America that’s hopeful, inclusive and big-hearted.”
The former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state said the election results showed the nation was deeply divided, but the voters had spoken.
“Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead.”
World rocked by news of Trump victory
The world prepares to face a starkly different United States led by a President Donald Trump.
While the billionaire businessman‘s election was welcomed in some countries, others saw it as a big shock, as governments will now have to deal with a man who has cozied up toVladimir Putin, told NATO allies they would have to pay for their own protection and vowed to make the Mexican government pay for a multibillion-dollar border wall.
Trump’s win was particularly startling in Mexico, where his remarks calling Mexican immigrants criminals and “rapists” were a deep insult to national pride. Financial analysts have predicted a Trump win would threaten billions of dollars in cross-border trade, and government officials say they have drawn up a contingency plan for such a scenario, though without releasing details.
“It’s DEFCON 2,” Mexican analyst Alejandro Hope said. “Probably something as close to a national emergency as Mexico has faced in many decades.”
“It depends if he means what he says and if he can do what he claims he wants to do,” Hope added. “A massive deportation campaign could really put some stress on Mexican border communities. A renegotiation of NAFTA could seriously hobble the Mexican economy. It could create a lot of uncertainty… Financial markets could suffer.”
The Mexican peso, which has tracked the US election closely, fell sharply to 20.45 to the dollar late Tuesday before recovering somewhat. The Bank of Mexico’s interbank rate had stood at 18.42 at the end of the day’s trading.
In Europe, NATO allies will now wait to see if Trump follows through on suggestions that America will look at whether they have paid their proper share in considering whether to come to their defence.
Trump’s rhetoric has challenged the strategic underpinning of the NATO alliance, rattling its leaders at a time when Russia has been increasingly aggressive.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said he was looking forward to working with Trump and that American leadership was vital to the world’s biggest military alliance.
Stoltenberg said Wednesday that “it is important that the Trans-Atlantic bond remains strong” and that “US leadership is as important as ever.”
Stoltenberg said he looks forward to welcoming Trump at next spring’s NATO summit, to be held in the alliance’s sprawling new premises in Brussels.
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen called the US vote “a big shock” and “a vote against Washington, against the establishment.”
Von der Leyen said on German public Television Wednesday that while many questions remain open, “We Europeans obviously know that as partners in NATO, Donald Trump will naturally ask what ‘are you achieving for the alliance,’ but we will also ask ‘what’s your stand toward the alliance.'”
German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said the outcome of the US presidential election is “different than most people in Germany would have wanted, but of course we have to respect it.”
Steinmeier said that Donald Trump’s victory means “nothing is going to get easier. A lot will get harder.”
But he told reporters in Berlin on Wednesday that it was important to maintain good trans-Atlantic relations which he likened to “the foundations of the West.”
He said Germany would seek dialogue with the Trump administration, but warned that American foreign policy would likely become “less predictable.”
French President François Hollande, who once said Trump made him want to retch, warned Wednesday that the Republican billionaire’s stunning victory in the US election “opens a period of uncertainty”.
In a televised address, Hollande underlined that the US was a key partner for business, for solving wars in the Middle East and tackling global warming — something Trump has dismissed as a hoax.
“This American election opens a period of uncertainty,” he said in a statement that offered only brief congratulations to the Republican billionaire.
As well as France keeping up its global role, “this context calls for a united Europe, capable of making itself heard and of promoting policies wherever its interests or its values are challenged”, he said.
European Union leaders have invited Trump to come visit the 28-nation bloc as possible to assess trans-Atlantic ties.
With “sincere congratulations,” EU Council President Donald Tusk and his Commission counterpart Jean-Claude Juncker said that, despite Trump’s campaign talk of protectionism and isolationism, both sides “should consolidate the bridges we have been building across the Atlantic.”
Tusk famously quoted his wife during the US election campaign, saying that “One Donald is more than enough!”
After Wednesday’s shock election result, Tusk and Juncker said that “it is more important than ever to strengthen trans-Atlantic relations.” That is why they invited Trump to come over for a visit “at your earliest convenience.”
The French populist, anti-immigrant politician Marine Le Pen congratulated Trump even before the final results were known, tweeting her support to the “American people, free!”
Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said France would work with the new president and that European politicians should heed the message from Trump votes. “There is a part of our electorate that feels … abandoned,” including people who feel “left behind by globalisation,” he said.
Trump’s victory is being viewed with shock and revulsion in Ireland, a country close to the Clintons and fearful of Trump’s campaign pledge to confront US companies using Ireland as a tax shelter.
The newspaper of record, the Irish Times, branded the New York businessman a “misogynistic racist liar” who would fan instability overseas and intolerance at home.
Irish Times columnist Fintan O’Toole wrote Wednesday: “The republic of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt is now the United Hates of America.”
“President Trump is the creation of the same demographic that gave Europe its far-right authoritarian movements with such disastrous consequences for the world,” he wrote. “This does not mean that we are facing an American fascism. But it does mean that Trump will not be able to rule without stoking and manipulating fear.”
British Prime Minister Theresa May congratulated Trump, saying the two countries would remain “strong and close partners on trade, security and defense.” Her predecessor, David Cameron, had been outspoken in his criticism of Trump during the primary campaign.
In a statement, May said Trump had won after “a hard-fought campaign”.
She stressed the enduring trans-Atlantic “special relationship, based on the values of freedom, democracy and enterprise”.
“I look forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump, building on these ties to ensure the security and prosperity of our nations in the years ahead,” May said.
Nigel Farage, acting leader of the UK Independent Party, which played an important role convincing Britons to leave the European Union, told The Daily Telegraph that Trump’s victory would bring a “massive result” for Britain. A spokesman said Farage – who campaigned briefly with Trump – was flying to Washington Wednesday.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Trump’s victory is “great news” and shows “democracy is still alive.”
Orban, who returned to power in 2010 and last year built fences on Hungary’s southern borders to stop the flow of migrants heading toward Western Europe, said in July that Trump’s immigration policies made him the best candidate for Hungary and Europe.
Russian President Vladimir Putin sent Trump a telegram Wednesday morning congratulating him on his victory. Putin expressed “his hope to work together for removing Russian-American relations from their crisis state”.
Moscow has been unusually prominent in the race. Clinton’s campaign and the Obama administration blamed Russian hackers for leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign staff. Trump, in turn, has made complimentary remarks about Putin; the ties some of his advisers and former campaign officials have to Russia have raised suspicions.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated Donald Trump, calling him a “true friend of the State of Israel”.
Netanyahu said Wednesday he believes the two leaders “will continue to strengthen the unique alliance between our two countries and bring it to ever greater heights”.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said in a statement that he “congratulates the elected American president, Donald Trump, and hopes that peace will be achieved during his term”.
An Abbas aide, Saeb Erekat, said Wednesday he doesn’t expect US positions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to change under Trump.
Erekat said the Republican and Democratic parties are both committed to a two-state solution of the conflict and “I think this will not change with the coming administration.”
In Asia, security issues and trade will top the agenda for the new administration, from North Korea and the South China Sea to the contentious and yet-unratified Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.
Chinese state media and government-backed commentators had signaled Beijing’s preference for a Trump win. Like Russia, China is seen as favoring Trump because he appears less willing to confront China’s newly robust foreign policy, particularly in the South China Sea.
Clinton, by contrast, is disliked in Beijing for having steered the US “pivot” to Asia aimed at strengthening US engagement with the region, particularly in the military sphere.
Scholar Mei Xinyu wrote in the Communist Party newspaper Global Times that China would find it easier to cope with a Trump presidency.
“Trump has always insisted on abandoning ideological division and minimising the risks that unnecessary conflicts with other countries may bring to the US,” Mei wrote.
In Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country, social media was abuzz with speculation about whether Trump would follow through on campaign rhetoric calling for a ban on Muslims entering the US. Some said they fear they would be prevented from visiting relatives and friends who live in America or travelling there as tourists.
News of Trump’s widening lead hit hard in Cuba, which has spent the last two years negotiating normalisation with the US after more than 50 years of Cold War hostility, setting off a tourism boom. Trump has promised to roll back Obama’s opening with Cuba unless President Raul Castro agrees to more political freedoms.
“If he reverses it, it hurts us,” taxi driver Oriel Iglesias Garcia said. “You know tourism will go down.”
In pubs, bars and restaurants in much of the world, people watched TV and took in the surprise news of Trump’s victory.
At a pub in Sydney, Pamela Clark-Pearman, a 63-year-old Clinton supporter, sat nursing a beer.
“I never thought the Americans could be so stupid. I just think it’s Brexit all over again,” Clark-Pearman said, referring to the June 23 British vote to leave the European Union.
Serving the last drinks of the night at a Mexico City tavern where a half-dozen TVs were tuned to election news, bartender Angel Mendoza wondered what will happen to his 15 or so family members living in the United States, about half of whom are there illegally.
“They’re not coming here,” he said. “Their lives are already made there, but (now) with a certain fear.”
Donald Trump’s surprise triumph dealt a blow to online betting sites, some of which had paid out winnings prematurely to gamblers backing Hillary Clinton.
Irish bookmaker Paddy Power says it lost about 5 million euros ($5.5 million) in what the Dublin-based business called its “biggest political payout ever.”
Company spokesman Feilim Mac An Iomaire said Wednesday: “We’re in the business of making predictions and decided to put our neck on the line by paying out early on Hillary Clinton, but boy did we get it wrong. We’ve been well and truly thumped by Trump.”
Undeterred, the company offered fresh betting markets on Trump. His chances of winning re-election in 2020 were rated at 4-to-1 odds, of successful impeachment at 10 to 1, and building his promised border wall with Mexico at a highly unlikely 20 to 1.
(FRANCE 24 with AP and AFP)
Mexican peso plunges with Trump win
The Mexican peso collapsed after Republican Donald Trump defied predictions and beat Democratic rival Hillary Clinton to take the U.S. presidency in a maverick victory that wreaked havoc in global markets on Wednesday.
Trump’s threats to rip up a free trade agreement with Mexico and tax money sent home by migrants to pay for building a wall on the southern U.S. border once elected president have made the peso particularly reactive to events in the race for the White House.
The peso weakened by more than 13 percent in after-market trading for Mexico and in Wednesday trading in Asia, breaking past 20 pesos per dollar – its biggest fall since the 1994 Tequila Crisis.
The peso pared losses to trade around 8.5 percent weaker at 19.875 per dollar early on Wednesday, after Clinton conceded to Trump in a phone call. Mexico’s central bank has called a joint press conference with the Finance Ministry for 0700 local time (0800 EST/1300GMT).
“There’s a lot of panic in the market, it is definitely an outcome it was not expecting,” said Juan Carlos Alderete, a strategist at Banorte-IXE. “The movements are very strong, the market is showing higher risk aversion in search of safe-haven assets.”
Three economists told Reuters they expected the central bank to raise its benchmark interest rate by an impromptu 75 to 150 basis points on Wednesday if Trump wins, while one of them said the bank could instead opt for a swap with the U.S. Federal Reserve depending how the peso evolves.
“I don’t think a Trump scenario was taken seriously in the last days by the market. Hopefully there are some contingency plans by authorities and they can take measures to protect the Mexican economy,” said Ernesto Revilla, an economist at Banamex and the government’s former chief economist.
Mexican central bank head Agustin Carstens last week said the country was ready in case of an “adverse” result in the U.S. election, which he has said could hit Mexico like a “hurricane.”
Mexico has foreign reserves of $175.3 billion, and Carstens said last month he would consider using a $90 billion International Monetary Fund flexible credit line “in the event of an external shock.”
The central bank has already hiked its rate three times this year, lifting it to 4.75 percent to anchor inflation expectations following a sharp depreciation of the peso.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Mexican currency had rallied nearly 1.4 percent before official election results began to be released, as final polls showed a Clinton advantage.
Volatility in the Mexican peso surged to its highest level since the global financial crisis in 2008. One-month implied volatility, which measures the currency’s anticipated trading range over the period, jumped to 40 percent from 27 percent late Tuesday.
“This is truly a historic moment. I don’t recall such an extreme outlook on the U.S. economy that could be so negative to the Mexican economy,” said Benito Berber, an analyst at Nomura in New York.
Berber said a Trump win could drive the peso to between 23 and 26 per dollar.
Live: Trump’s election reflects powerful blow to establishment
Republican candidate Donald Trump will become the United States’ 45th president after staging a huge upset to beat Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Follow all the latest events in this dramatic election in real time on FRANCE 24’s live blog.
- Trump, a billionaire real estate tycoon, rode a wave of anti-establishment sentiment to claim an improbable election victory.
- The 70-year-old Republican candidate won surprise victories in key battleground states including Florida, Ohio and North Carolina.
- In his acceptance speech, Trump urged Americans to “come together as one united people” after a deeply divisive campaign
- Clinton, who was bidding to become the first woman elected to the White House, has conceded defeat.
- Most polls before voting started showed Clinton with a slight edge, although in some forecasts her lead fell within the margin of error.
- The Republicans also maintained their majorities in the House of Representatives and the Senate.
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Confusion and surprise across the political spectrum post-Trump triumph
The morning after the presidential election in the United States, observers on both sides of the deep political chasm of American politics are asking themselves the same question: What just happened?
In the run-up to Election Day, Democrats andRepublican experts alike were predicting a Clinton victory. For the political and pundit classes, even those on the Republican side, the alternative seemed but a slim possibility. Apparently the American electorate saw things differently.
Once again, observers failed to grasp the power of the evangelical voter—as did many who belong to that group themselves. According to a Fivethirtyeight.com analysis of exit polls, evangelicals were among the strongest demographic groups for Trump, favoring him over Clinton 81 to 16 percent. That would be the widest margin a Republican presidential candidate has earned among voters since George Bush, a self-avowed evangelical, won re-election in 2004.
Evangelicals may have turned the election in Trump’s favour. Not only are they a sizable group, making up 20 percent of registered voters, according to the Pew Research Center, but they are a potent force in key swing states, such as Florida and North Carolina. Exit pollsshow that 80 percent of evangelicals voted for Trump.
And while evangelical leaders may have been divided over the Trump presidency, evangelical grassroots voters felt they had nowhere else to go. Mallory Quigley, Communications Director for the Susan B. Anthony List, an organization that promotes pro-life candidates, said that the canvassers working for her group in the months before the election encountered a lot of voters who were choosing Trump because of his pro-life stance, particularly in Florida. Abortion has traditionally been a litmus test issue for evangelicals, who tend to be single-issue voters.
“Many evangelicals, whether ‘Never Trump’ or willing to support Trump, are ultimately shaped by a core set of convictions,” John Fea, a historian at Messiah College in Pennsylvania, told the Associated Press. “They are still going to be – for good or for bad – one-, two- or three-issue voters primarily. I think that persists.”
In this presidential cycle, evangelicals were also deeply concerned about the vacancy on the Supreme Court, fearing that a Clinton presidency would mean tipping the balance in favor of liberals.
White, working-class anger
Trump’s victory also speaks to a substantial underestimation of the depth and intensity of anger and disaffection among voters, primarily among the white working class. These voters are the American manifestation of the same force seen in many geopolitical events, such as the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and the increasingly strong showings of far-right parties in Europe.
Trump may be inexperienced, but his supporters didn’t seem to care. In a nation where income inequality has been steadily increasingly since the 1970s (the US now ranks in the bottom 30 percent of countries in terms of equal income distribution), Trump’s voters felt neglected by a system that seemed to ignore their needs in favor of protecting its own interests, as seen in the fervour of the intense but short-lived Occupy Wall Street movement.
Trump spoke directly to those voters’ fear and anger. Left behind in an era of globalization and a changing economic landscape, they lived with the economic insecurity that came from being less well-off than their parents, rendering Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan particularly resonant.
Trump was an outsider, and a financially successful one to boot. Clinton, on the other hand, for all her experience, was the consummate insider, the embodiment of everything those voters wanted to reject.
The sentiments behind the rise of Bernie Sanders were the same ones that drove people to the polls for Trump. At the end of the day, Clinton failed to convincingly address them. The characteristics that Trump’s detractors despised him for—his brashness, his bluntness and his crudeness, were precisely what drew the disaffected to him. He was, in their view, speaking truth to power. He gave voice to their rage and their forbidden sentiments.
Trump energized white working-class voters as few recent candidates have. In Iowa, for example, white men chose Trump over Clinton 62 to 31 percent, according to an NBC exit poll. And in Wisconsin, which hasn’t voted Republican since Ronald Reagan took it in 1984, white voters with no college degree ticked the Trump box on their ballots 63 percent to Clinton’s 32 percent. Again, there, religion played a role as well: Trump scored a 71 to 24 percent win among white evangelicals, according to ABC exit polls.