Donald Trump lost popular election, but won by the result of electors’ vote. Now media provide different suggestions why the America got the New-Yorker businessman and Republican as its new president-elect.
One of these theories blames racism. Creators of the list that first appeared in AlterNet mentioned the U. S. Always was a white supremacy. Trump built his presidential campaign in a way to support this attitude. There were promises to keep Muslims out of the country, calls for mass deportations, the criminalization and pathologizing of black Americans. The other theory said it was more acceptable for people to see an eccentric man as a President than any woman. Experts claimed Trump’s appearance corresponds to the image of a leader as the society used to see him. The image of a “masculine leader-as-savior” made some voters vote for him despite the fact they said Trump wasn’t qualified for this job.
Authors also believe Trump’s victory could be caused by actions of media that started to normalize his racial bigotry and misogyny well before the election. Fake news, disinformation and many conspiracy theories played their role too. Hillary Clinton’s loss because she failed to cooperate with households, supported trade deals that were criticized by Trump and accepted financial support for speeches from the Wall Street, that was treated as a corruption. Elections results also were explained by pessimism of American voters who decided to destroy the system instead of its repairing. People became too desperate because of job loss, poverty and other problems so they voted for Trump in hope his aggressive policies will improve the situation.
“They may have voted against a self-interest—several self-interests, actually—but not their most important one: the preservation of white supremacy”, Damon Young mentioned in the Nation.
Donald Trump promised to close his foundation
Regardless of truth of mentioned theories, Trump became a President and need to act in terms of his new post. One of these steps could be a closing of his foundation. Trump said on Saturday he’ll dissolve it “to avoid even the appearance of any conflict with my role as president.”
“The Foundation has done enormous good works over the years in contributing millions of dollars to countless worthy groups, including supporting veterans, law enforcement officers and children,” Trump said in the statement released by his transition staff. “However, to avoid even the appearance of any conflict with my role as President I have decided to continue to pursue my strong interest in philanthropy in other ways.