If You Weren’t Rooting For Trump, You'll Share The Same Sentiments With These M'sians Too

People are not happy.

Cover image via New York Post

After hours of nail-biting, tense moments, news of Donald J. Trump winning the US presidential election finally came.

Trump will be the 45th American president, having won 28 states, including Iowa which has not elected a Republican candidate since 2004.

The former reality TV star and real estate tycoon was heavily criticised and mocked when he announced his candidacy last year. After months of controversial campaigning that was filled with unpopular comments about women, Muslims, immigration policies, Trump beat Hillary to take the White House.

BBC mentioned that Trump rode on the sentiments of white, working-class Americans that were unhappy with the establishment that many view as corrupt.

The 70-year-old president's anti-establishment campaign under the promise to "Make America Great Again" warned Americans about the future of their country by mainly talking about the economy and prioritising Americans.

"I want to tell the world community that while we will always put America’s interests first, we will deal fairly with everyone — all people and all other nations. We will seek common ground, not hostility. Partnership, not conflict," said Trump in his victory speech.

Everyone’s talking about his victory, including Malaysians who expressed their thoughts about America’s newly elected president:

Popular comedian Dr Jason Leong thinks that the election of Trump as the president of the free world is dangerous to the minorities

Meanwhile, the Malaysian woman who became viral after writing an open letter to PM Najib Razak about the recent price hikes, thinks that both Hillary and Trump are terrible candidates

Taking a different stand, prominent lawyer and native rights activist, Siti Kasim is under the opinion that Trump is just someone who doesn't mince his words and is not afraid to break the taboos

Marina Mahathir, on the hand, is not too happy with the election results. She commented about how the Trump’s HQ is filled with white males.

Former editor of The Malaysian Insider, Jahabar Sadiq pointed out that on this same date last year, Myanmar elected Aung San Suu Kyi as the Burmese state counsellor

US-based Malaysian singer-songwriter, Yuna, said that we have a long way to go in terms of promoting love and equality

Responding to Trump's new standing as the US president, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak sent his congratulations.

"I congratulate him on this extraordinary victory."

However, a large number of Americans have expressed their greatest disappointment over Trump's win

One Twitter user pointed out the stark difference between the last American president and Trump

The Independent's reporter Shehab Khan thinks that Trump's win should serve as a reminder for mainstream politicians to buck up

The Twitter hashtag #HesNotMyPresident is also trending...

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