Donald Trump: Elected by Some, Rejected by Many, Selected by Russia

Trump Inauguration - Presidential Inaugural Committee
Trump Inauguration – Presidential Inaugural Committee

If the whispers about Russia’s interference in the election to support Trump are right, it will perhaps be the first time that Russia will have its own man in the White House as the U.S. President.

By Rakesh Raman

Rakesh Raman
Rakesh Raman

There is something drastically wrong with the much-hyped American values and the country’s democratic system.

How? Here is a man who kept abusing all his friends and foes for almost 20 months at a stretch during the presidential election season, threatened different communities, could not utter even a single word about the solutions that America’s pressing problems need, openly praised America’s enemy Russia – and still won the election. Strange but true.

Meet President-cum-businessman Donald Trump who assumed the office after today’s inauguration as the 45th President of the United States.

Amid myriad controversies ranging from Russian hacking to ensure his victory to shady business ventures hidden behind his secret tax returns, Trump emerged as the winner after defeating his rival Hillary Clinton in the November 8 election.

His speeches and tweets are often full of vulgar words such as “sleaze,” “stupid,” “goofy,” “crooked,” “liar,” “low life,” “bimbo,” and so on. Trump’s sexual tendencies suggest to “grope women without their consent, grab them by the pussy, and force upon them.”

His tweets particularly are so offensive that American voters, especially young voters, said in a new survey that Trump should close his personal Twitter account. But he is the winner.

Although Trump has managed to attract voters with his sensational rhetoric, most believe he is not fit to become the President because of his uncivil language and unstable thoughts.

While Trump received majority of the 538 state-by-state electoral votes to win the presidency, Clinton won 48.2% of the popular vote compared with 46.1% for Trump.

In other words, Clinton collected nearly 3 million more votes than what Trump got in the November election. But the U.S. election system declared Trump as the winner.

The Inauguration Day ceremony took place today, as Trump begins his four-year term as the President.

While most Americans may be feeling depressed, his inauguration is being celebrated with great enthusiasm in Russia – which lends credence to the fact that Russia was an important stakeholder in the U.S. presidential election.

And if the whispers about Russia’s interference in the election to support Trump are right, it will perhaps be the first time that Russia will have its own man in the White House as the U.S. President. God bless America!

By Rakesh Raman, who is a government award-winning journalist and runs free school for deserving children under his NGO – RMN Foundation.

Photo courtesy: Presidential Inaugural Committee

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