Back here in India, the US Presidential elections were a big deal.
A lot of people posed questions such as “ why’re you so bothered about US politics? Do you even know your own country’s political scenario?” They believed that these elections weren’t going to affect anyone other than the ‘Mericans. Oh how wrong they were!
The United States of America is one of the superpowers of the world. The decisions taken by the president of this country has the impact to affect even those sitting on a couch on the other side of the world. Indian politicians do not hold the most powerful and destructive nuclear codes, the American president does. The world economy isn’t larger dependent on India, but on America. Since Donald Trump, isn’t exactly a person you’d call stable, has been elected as the bearer of these nuclear codes as well as a decider of major policies to be taken, world war 3 and another economic depression seem to be just around the corner.
Everyone around the world took it for granted that Hillary would win the elections. Why? Well let me just quote Seth Meyers here as no one could’ve summarised it better- “on one side we had a candidate who was under federal investigation for using a private email server and on the other, a candidate who claimed that the Mexicans were rapists, proposed banning an entire religion from entering the US, proposed to build a wall dividing Mexico and America, mocked a disabled reporter, bragged about committing sexual assault, said women should be punished for having abortions, called global warming a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese, bragged about not paying income taxes and scammed customers at his fake university.”
So I’m still left wondering as to how they chose Mr. Trump.
America, you successfully trumped us all!