Americans made their clearly known by Voting in Donald Trump to be their 45th President. Many were delighted with the victory, and so was dismay felt in millions.
Now that it is apparent that you will soon be calling him Mr. President, who is supposed to be afraid?
Here is some of the information you can draw from the billionaire’s pre-poll speeches.
Should women be afraid?
Gender has been at the center of the United States presidential campaigns. The citizens were charged with deciding whether for the first time to have a “Madam President.”
As the campaign era drew to an end, the Republican candidate started to fall into trouble with the women. Hillary Clinton did not hesitate and made all efforts to capitalize on that. She branded him a “bully” who had a well-written 30-year history of “assaulting” women.
But female voters seem not to agree with this if at all figures are anything to go by. As per the polls, 42 percent of the female voters cast their vote for Donald Trump.
If we dig deeper into this, 53% of white women voted for him, while just 4% of black women polled backed Trump-Pence. When it comes to the Hispanic female voters whom Mr. Trump had arguably insulted, 26 percent still supported him.
While looking into the factors that may have caused women to support him despite all the allegations, Vox stated that women who were less likely to excel in the labour market are more likely to support “policies and values that reward a traditional division of labor in the household”.
What attracted most of them was the promise of jobs restoration and also penalties on US companies that have their firms manufacturing goods abroad.
Pregnant women were also drawn by the promise of six weeks paid maternity leave to mums whose bosses have not been providing. This is a plan that the Future First Daughter Ivanka assisted him to come up with.
The president-elect also promises tremendous investment in invisible wounds such as post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. In addition to this, Mr. Trump has the plans to increase the number of doctors who are concerned with women’s health.
For the loosing women?
But the joy does not cut across all the women. For those who supported Hillary Clinton and detested the thought of a Trump presidency, American abortion law is a major concern. They are all worried on his approach on this sensitive law. As at the moment, 50 states permit women to abort.
Each year has seen Mr. Trump take varied positions regarding abortion.
This is what he said in 1999: “I’m very pro-choice. I hate the concept of abortion. I hate it. I hate everything it stands for. I cringe when I listen to people debating the subject. But you still – I just believe in choice.”
He clarified this in 2006: “My position has not changed – like Ronald Reagan, I am pro-life with exceptions.”
Many were filled with fear when he suggested that there would be a certain punishment for women who carryout abortion.
He was involved in sexual assault scandal that his candidacy managed to survive. He had said that all these would be sued once the elections are over. And yes, they are now over. Will they be sued?