Workers and unions are speaking out against Donald Trump, after the president-elect called out an Indiana union leader by name on Twitter.
Source: Unions versus Trump after Carrier tweet – Business Insider
“My tax dollars are going to save them, but they aren’t going to help save my job,” says a plant worker
Source: Workers at endangered Indiana plant feel forgotten by Trump – Salon.com
President-elect Donald Trump claimed credit on Thursday for keeping a Ford plant in Kentucky from moving to Mexico. But the company never planned to move the entire plant, only one of its production lines.
Source: Trump just took credit for stopping Ford from moving a plant to Mexico. But it wasn’t planning to. – The Washington Post
We hear how the US president-elect is viewed on both sides of the border where he has promised to build a wall
Source: Mexicans on Trump’s election: ‘The power he has over us is terrifying’ | US news | The Guardian
This was one of the most contentious elections in US history – and now it’s ended in a shocking upset: Donald Trump appears to have won a majority in the electoral college, which if confirmed will make him the president-elect of the United States. The rest of the world now has to work out what happens next.
Even before Trump pulled ahead on the night, the campaign itself was disastrous for America’s reputation abroad, exposing the worst in US politics. Trump’s views on Muslims, Latinos, Blacks and women earned him global notoriety. He also alarmed many of the US’s key allies with his opinions on NATO and the use of nuclear weapons. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton suffered from her own problems, branded by Trump and others as untrustworthy and “crooked”. Both candidates had historically low likeability ratings.
Source: What Trump’s win means for the rest of the world
Should the worst scenario occur and Trump does win the election and become President of America, then he will have a lot to learn, but unfortunately he appears not to be for learning.
He states that he would deport millions in his “first hour”, just how would he do that, for to do so, firstly he would have to have millions already in custody and have appropriate transport available. Then what would he do if Mexico refused these millions entry. The days of “gunship diplomacy” have long since gone and also no country today have the resources to do this. He speaks as though his word is law, as a dictator would and he is the one who will be obeyed, not only by America, but any country he himself deems should do so. This is ignorance to an extreme, for a country and other countries are not like companies where the CEO may be able to exert his own power and not take into account any of the consequences in doing so.
If by his actions he bankrupts the company then the rule of law can be relied upon to provide some means to mitigate the effects of bankruptcy. However, if this relates to a country, the rule of law may also be no longer available, so who or what would he then call upon.
As I have said so much to learn, but an unwilling learner, so America be warned your fate is within your own hands.
Donald Trump has vowed to deport millions of people in his “first hour” of office if he becomes president at the end of a day in which he stoked tensions with Mexico over the issue of immigration and who would pay for a border wall. Seeking to end confusion over his aggressive but muddled language on immigration, he vowed to remove those living in the country illegally if he becomes president, warning that failure to do so would jeopardise the “well-being of the American people.”
Source: Donald Trump says he will deport millions of people in his ‘first hour in office’ | The Independent
The Republican nominee’s campaign traffics in threats, including Islamophobia. But the US is a diverse society now – and mobilising to oppose radical haters
Source: As an American Muslim, Donald Trump doesn’t scare me. He inspires me to vote | Moustafa Bayoumi | Opinion | The Guardian