The victory of Donald Trump in the United States’ presidential election came as a major shock to the Americans and the rest of the world.
And American imports currently competing in the 2016 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix are no exception.
Illinois-native Lindsay Stalzer of Foton said she honestly thought that Trump’s nomination was a joke. But when he claimed 279 electoral votes compared to Hillary Clinton’s 228 electoral votes to bag the victory, the joke completely turned into reality.
Trump, in fact, was a heavy underdog compared to Clinton, who has been in the political limelight for the past decade after serving as First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State under the administration of outgoing President Barrack Obama.
Supporting a new leader
Trump’s victory sparked protest and sent American minorities and the rest of the world into a state of anxiety.
But Cignal import Laura Schaudt said instead of feeling anxious, it’s high time for the Americans to stay united and throw their full support behind their new leader.
Schaudt, who came from Oregon – state where Clinton and the Democrats posted a wide margin – said Trump should take his new role as a challenge to improve his personality and seek apology to the people whom he offended.
Niemer, who hailed from the Republican-dominated state of Kentucky, said she took a neutral stand and stayed away from American politics.
Although some of her friends in social media were feeling depressed over Trump’s victory, she told them to calm down because America is going to be fine.
Warner, a Texas native, backed Niemer’s stand, saying that although she stayed neutral, it doesn’t mean that she doesn’t care at all.