As Trump failed to win the popular vote because of his vulgar language and hate remarks against different groups of people during his campaigns, people have refused to accept him as the President.
By Rakesh Raman
Thousands of people across America have come on streets to protest against the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the country.
After nearly 20 months of campaign rigmarole, the U.S. presidential election came to an end Tuesday when the Republican candidate Donald Trump won the race to become the 45th President of America.
With his campaign message “Make America Great Again” Trump defeated his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton, who was considered an establishment candidate.
As Trump failed to win the popular vote because of his vulgar language and hate remarks against different groups of people during his campaigns, people have refused to accept him as the President. The protests against him are expected to intensify over the weekend.
Trump complained Friday in his tweet, saying that he has won the election and these professional protesters are incited by the media. As usual, Trump failed to substantiate his claims against the media.
Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 11, 2016
Protesters have even decided to disrupt the Inauguration Day ceremony on January 20, 2017 when Trump is scheduled begin his four-year term as President.
The Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein, who had warned that the election may be rigged, has planned major anti-Trump demonstrations. “We will be building Occupy Inauguration protests in January,” she said.
“I want to acknowledge the very real pain that so many Americans are feeling. We cannot and will not concede to what a Trump presidency represents for people of color, women, immigrants, Muslims, LGBT folks, the poor and working people,” Jill Stein stated.
Meanwhile, human rights organization Amnesty International has suggested that President-elect Trump must publicly commit to upholding the human rights of all without discrimination.
“Trump has provoked grave consternation at many points throughout his election campaign. He must now put this behind him and both reaffirm and abide by the United States’ obligations on human rights, at home and abroad,” said Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International.
Trump’s election also is being considered a threat to American democracy.
“This bitter election has left the overwhelming majority of Americans feeling disgusted. Polls show a large majority of voters were motivated by fear of the other candidate, not support for their candidate. This is another symptom of a democracy on life-support,” said Jill Stein.
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