Donald Trump Wins U.S. Presidential Election

November 9, 2016

Bermuda residents joined many around the world in keeping a close eye on American news coverage to watch the United States Presidential Election unfold, with businessman Donald Trump winning the Presidency.

The Republican field began with 17 candidates, and Donald Trump claimed the Republican nomination, while Hillary Clinton was the Democratic nominee, marking the first time one of the major US parties had a female candidate.

As the results came in late last night showing Mr Trump winning some key battleground states such as Florida, Canada’s immigration website crashed, markets started cratering and the Mexican peso tumbled to an all-time low.

Mr Trump launched his campaign in June 2015, with the businessman having never held political office before. He surprised many by winning the Republican nomination, and as the night continued to unfold showing a close contest, U.S. political commentator Dan Pfeiffer said, “Whatever happens tonight, everything, everyone has believed about polls, data, and the electoral map is being turned on its head.”

“Trump will take office with Congress fully under Republican control,” the Associated Press report. “Senate control means Trump will have great leeway in appointing Supreme Court justices, which could mean a shift to the right that would last for decades.

“Trump upended years of political convention on his way to the White House, leveling harshly personal insults on his rivals, deeming Mexican immigrants rapists and murderers, and vowing to temporarily suspend Muslim immigration to the U.S.

“He never released his tax returns, breaking with decades of campaign tradition, and eschewed the kind of robust data and field efforts that helped Obama win two terms in the White House, relying instead on his large, free-wheeling rallies to energize supporters. His campaign was frequently in chaos, and he cycled through three campaign managers this year.

“The mood at Clinton’s party grew bleak as the night wore out, with some supporters leaving, others crying and hugging each other. Top campaign aides stopped returning calls and texts, as Clinton and her family hunkered down in a luxury hotel watching the returns.

“At 2 a.m., Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta told the crowd to head home for the night with the race not officially called, but the Democrat’s fate all but certain.”

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  1. Paradise Reclaimed says:

    The electorate is never wrong. That being said, OUCH! It was Clinton’s to lose. Big. Let’s hope for the best . . .

  2. Glenda R. says:

    Sad news!

  3. Vote for Me says:

    Interestingly, Bermuda experienced its own shock in 2012 with an OBA victory..

    We now have to consider the implications of a President Trump to Bermuda. Perhaps the most immediate is whether he will attempt to impose any legislation that would impede Bermuda’s insurance and reinsurance sector.

    UK residents had a similar shock after Brexit… is Bermuda in for its own shock victory?

    Which would be the greatest shock in 2017 or 2018? A PLP victory, an OBA victory or victory by an entirely new entity…

  4. Hold on says:

    How could they vote for that man.

    • Truth says:

      Because he is anti-establishment. Everyone has had enough of the establishment!!!!

      • Think again says:

        No this was a White Lash against a black President and the race war is real.

        • hmmm says:

          That is silliness. Obama was in for two terms. If there was such a thing Obama would have either never got in or would have been voted out after his first term.

          @Think again…perhaps you need to actually think instead of trying to make your personal predjudice fit a situation, where it clearly doesn’t.

          • J Smith says:

            BLACK LIVES MATTER. Tell that line to the Bermuda black swing voters when you try to brain wash us with a 2000 job promise again you dumb Gov Minister.

            • Keepin' it Real!...4Real! says:

              With a line like yours…I don’t think it’s the minister that’s dumb…

            • hmmm says:

              I’m a Bermudian voter, not a minister.

              ALL LIVES MATTER to me!!!!!!!!!!! I do not discriminate.

        • LionFish says:

          Why in the world does everything have to turn racist!??? You are totally off the mark. The American people are just tired of the huge deficit, a very broken healthcare system, immigration problems and threats due to ISIS just to name a few. Trump is a narcissist but he represented huge change and the people were convinced he will actually get things done. Hillary is just a life long politician who walks the walk and talks the talk, but has never done anything right in her political career. It is yet to be seen if Trump will accomplish a fraction of what he has promised, but we certainly knew we would get nothing from Clinton. We should NOT be throwing stones, as our political system is a hott mess and with all the infighting going on with the PLP, we have a similar situation full of inexperience, huge egos and broken promises. We may well have a Trump Jr. leading our country in a year or so. Let’s hope not. This has nothing to do with race.

          • Truth Teller says:

            Why is it that white Bermudians or residents such as “lion fish” deny that racism played any role in the phenomenon that became Trumpism and resulted in his victory at the polls.

            Was it the only factor? No. But “lion fish” will assert that it played no factor at all despite the fact that is was staring him or her in the face in plain sight throughout the campaign.

            Will he also claim that sexism as it relates to Clinton who I concede was not a great candidate -also had no influence in the outcome?

      • In What Reality? says:

        Trump IS the establishment. He builds hotels. He goes into debt and screws his investors then bolts leaving others to pick up the pieces. If you are looking for a guy who does not care about the little people who work jobs every day, well there he is. If you are looking for a guy who does dirty back-office deals to serve himself then here he is. Trump has never worked for anybody but himself. The idea of public service is the opposite of what this guy is. He is exactly what working people fear when they say the word “establishment” and yet they went out and voted for him.

        I think that is mostly because they find him engaging and entertaining. He frees them from the responsibility of thinking through what they can practically expect from their government. Whatever the reason Trump and the republican party have been richly rewarded for obstructive tactics and trashy innuendo.

        It is a scenario that looks all too familiar to us out here in the Atlantic.

        • Keepin' it Real!...4Real! says:

          You’re wrong…he’s NOT the establishment…he’s an established business man…The establishment is what he’s fighting…keep calm…when he starts to CLEAN up lotta cockroaches will be running….lmao

    • Family Man says:

      People in tiny rural towns who have never met anybody that “doesn’t look like them” and are afraid of diversity.

      Sounds a lot like some people in Bermuda.

      • Time Shall Tell says:

        How could people of Bermuda not of met people who doesn’t look like them, when Bermuda is so diversified. Nice try though..

        • serengeti says:

          I guess you missed that story about the graffiti all over the island.

          • Time Shall Tell says:

            So serengeti, you going to base the population of an entire country based on the actions of one individual with a can of spray paint?

            • serengeti says:

              So Time Shall Tell, you’re ignoring what Family Man said. That some people in Bermuda are afraid of diversity. That’s what you tried to deny.
              You ignored the people who spray nasty racist murder threats all over the island.
              Whoever they might be.

      • Truth says:

        And you are supposedly superior to these individuals? You just so obviously suggested that people in tiny rural towns are inferior on their judgment. Your hypocrisy highly suggests your own high level of ignorance.

    • Onion Juice says:

      If I shoot someone in de middle of 5th Ave my supporters will still vote for me.
      Donald Trump
      What a F!@#ing joke

      • Keepin' it Real!...4Real! says:

        Malicious or in Self defense OJ..?

        I doubt he meant malicious…hes not out to shoot anyone…
        If it was in Self Defence…then sure I’d still vote for him.

        Cool out juice.

  5. Cranjis McBasketball says:

    That map looked like a Verizon map….welp..this is the end of of life as we know it

  6. Onion Juice says:

    I feel sorry for Muslims, Mexicans and African Americans.

    • Mercy says:

      Of course you do! Heaven forbid you feel for PEOPLE in general who didn’t want Trump as president!
      Keep pushing your racial agenda

      • Mercy says:

        36 people love OJ’s racial rhetoric and hate that I call him out on it! That’s Bermuda for you

        • Say Whaat? says:

          The groups he mentioned were specifically targeted in Trump’s campaign. But you think that everyone is in the same danger? Privileged ain’t you?

          • bdaboy says:

            Why didn’t he mention gays as well? They’re also targeted.

    • The Original Truth™ says:

      Don’t believe the hype OJ. Muslims, Mexicans and African Americans voted for Trump. He wouldn’t have won if he didn’t get those votes. Hillary is the one who said African Americans are “super-predators” and and how they must be brought “to heel”. Trump is not against Muslims, he’s against Radical Islamic Terrorism. He’s not against Mexicans, he’s against illegal immigrants.

      Trump is promising he will put Americans first. No more policies like nafta that has American jobs outsourced and foreigners brought in to do American jobs. This is what the PLP should have done for their nation and the OBA should be doing. Instead there’s still thousands unemployed and thousands trying to go elsewhere to find work just as there is in America. Trump is looking at those who flout the law and saying they are not welcome in his country just as Bermuda should be doing but doesn’t.

      • Oh my dacious says:

        Omg. You are spot the heck on!! Go to the head of the class with that one. Succinct and accurate.

        • Onion Juice says:

          Trump looking at those who flout the law, well who’s looking a Trump?

          • The Original Truth™ says:

            The whole world is looking at trump. He’s already explained numerous times in his debates with Hillary that he found loopholes in the law and used them to his advantage just as Hillary and her sponsors have done. If Hillary really wanted to stop this type of thing from happening like Trump says she had many years to do so.

            Hillary is the real criminal. The emails between her and John Podesta would make any sane person’s skin crawl. As trumps said, “She is a nasty woman!”

            Have you ever watched the video of how Hillary treats the Black Lives Matter protester at one of her debates while her supporters jeer at the young lady while Hillary’s security drags her out of the room? Hillary is a compulsive liar who has put up smoke and mirrors that many like you believe are truths.

            Lock her up!

          • serengeti says:

            Following the tax law is not ‘finding a loophole’. You’re just organizing your affairs within the tax law. There is nothing wrong with that at all.

            On the other hand, getting someone to wipe a subpoenaed hard drive in order to to conceal your criminal activities – that’s against the law.

      • Onion Juice says:

        So were de Europeans illigal imigrants when they stole de land from Native Americans ?

        • The Original Truth™ says:

          No, they were Radical Christian Terrorists just like the Radical Islamic Terrorists the African Moors were who stole the land from Europeans and occupied it for 800 years. This is all history that can’t be undone.

          What about the present Radical Islamic Terrorists that President Obama helped give rise to by creating a power vacuum in the middle east and leaving weapons at their disposal upon the American Military’s exit? On top of it all American agents were sent to train rebels who later defected to the Radical Islamic Terrorism. After all that Obama sends Marines down to train more rebels who also defect to Radical Islamic Terrorism. This was all known and supported by Hillary who had the same failed plans that she would have implemented if she was elected.

          • Onion Juice says:

            Moors didnt steal de land from Europeans, they occupied it and taught Europeans that they cant house animals in de same dwellings as humans which caused diseases ( which is STILL a practice by Europeans) today and NO African race has overtook a land and its natives and enslaved them for centuries and de encestors of those natives are STILL oppressed !!!!!!!!!!!!

            • Build a Better Bermuda says:

              You may want to fact check your history from actual African historians and not pseudo, internet historians like genie

              • wahoo says:

                That would require too much effort and perhaps some disappointment.

            • The Original Truth™ says:

              In 1066 there’s accounts in Jewish history of a Jewish population in Andalusia, Spain that was massacred by the Moors. Only few escaped their rampage. After that the moors settled in the town. The Moors did not occupy, they conquered and were ruthless to anyone who they considered an infidel.

              The Moors did teach Europeans many things providing that they would submit to Allah. One they did not teach them was where to house animals and about diseases they carried. Europeans had stables where they kept animals even before the roman empire. The Moors taught them advanced math, navigation and astronomy. Their relationship lasted far after the crusades. They would trade all sorts of goods with each other for many years later and even helped them with African slavery. The Moors would capture other African tribes people in North West Africa and bring them to South East Africa to be bought by Europeans.

              The slavery the moors started many years ago still goes on today in Africa with warlords from the same regions that the Moors derived from. Since Africa is a makeup of many tribes from different parts with different distinct feature technically there are certain groups of Africans who have overtook a land and its natives and enslaved them for centuries.

            • Zevon says:

              Ignorant comment. Not surprising though.

    • Keepin' it Real!...4Real! says:

      No need to worry unless they are “ILLEGAL”..non documented therefore “ILLEGAL”…bye bye!

    • bdaboy says:

      “I feel sorry for Muslims, Mexicans and African Americans.”

      but not the LGBTQ community, right?
      Bigot, you’re no better than trump

  7. Family Man says:

    Erdogan in Turkey
    Marine le Pen in France
    Duterte in the Philippines
    Boris Johnson in England and now
    Donald Trump in the USA

    The rise of willful ignorance and those that are proud of their stupidity.

    • The Original Truth™ says:

      What would have been willful ignorance is to put the presidency in the hands of a pathological liar who supports sickos like John Podesta.

      Bermuda needs a Donald Trump as premier not the one we have who is willing to put foreigners first.

      • hmmm says:

        Current Bermuda Premier doesn’t put foreigners first…

        The future of Bermuda and all Bermudians come first.

        Don’t be brainwashed by listening to PLP propaganda merchants!

        • Say Whaat? says:

          Not all, only the wealthy ones. Our poor children who can’t afford to go private school are being shown just how much the OBA care for them.

          • hmmm says:

            David Burt went to Saltus….It is not just wealthy people that go to private school ! Many families save and sacrifice for education. I think you do those people a disservice, by pretending they are all wealthy.

            If you are demanding better education then demand that the teachers Union be destroyed.

            That union is holding back any party from progressing the education of our children. Teacher accountability is paramount. Teachers union looks after the teachers, not the children !

          • Build a Better Bermuda says:

            Are you going to acknowledge that t was the PLP who left the government woefully underfinanced to be able to support the education system in the way it is now, or are you going to blame the OBA for creating the unsustainable deficit that lead to this, when they weren’t even in power??

            Bermuda first doesn’t mean putting Bermudians first, it means putting people that can do the best for Bermuda in the places they need to be so that Bermuda can then support Bermudians with opportunities. If we as a people ever want to advance ourselves and truly become masters of our own house, we much first put Bermuda first, because the more time we spend trying to put ourselves first, we are only going to create an environement that is far more likely to leave our children behind.

        • bda guy says:

          You are so wrong i current Premier and Fahy put Canadian first and that is the truth i am white i voted for them but they will not get my and some of my friend and family vote and that the truth to, so if you believe that owl Premier don’t put foreigners first well you are a full, why do you think he kept fahy in immigration for so long,So the OBA is not for Bermudian,

          • hmmm says:

            I feel sorry for you, you were brainwashed so easily by the PLP noise. Please before you make any life decisions, check in with someone to make sure you are not taken advantage of.

            The OBA put Bermudians first, The PLP put a select few first. Guess what, you are not one of the select few !!!!

    • serengeti says:

      You missed Tweed and Burt in Bermuda.

  8. kermit the stooge says:

    and now the world is in peril.what a loss of a great nation.

  9. JohnBoy says:

    This is the reason I moved to Mars.

    • SimpleisBest says:

      I heard Canada immigration website crashed last night.

  10. Army Life says:

    The United States of American begins to close its doors to the world. The last time this happened it lead to World War II. The USA is now the poster child of fascism, racism, bigotry and misogyny. Truly shocking. We all need to say a prayer…many prayers…for the people of the United States of America and for the people of the world.

    • The Original Truth™ says:

      What a load of rubbish!

      World War II came about because the league of nations unfairly punished the Germans for their justifiable actions in WW1 and pushed them into poverty and starvation with their fines and embargo. This caused hatred in Germany that gave rise to Hitler and his misdirected animosity towards Jews which he projected on to his followers.

      • Army Life says:

        World War II came into being because the United States cloaked itself in isolationist thinking- withdrawing from the rest of the world just like Trump has been saying. Seeing this, Hitler began his conquest of Europe and the Japanese began there conquest of countries in Asia and the Pacific. Putin has followed Hitler’s pathway to conquest in occupying part of the Ukraine. Lets see what Putin does next now that isolationist Mr. Trump is heading for the White House…..

        • hmmm says:

          You are absolutely clueless. America had no position on the world stage until after the second world war. Thy had not withdrawn, they were never on it until after the second world war.

        • The Original Truth™ says:

          Where do you get this nonsense?

          President Harding did not support isolation he just opposed the joining of the League of Nations because he knew that they would try to police America as if they owned it. He still supported the Permanent Court of Arbitration and cooperated with them.

          To state that WW2 came about because of America’s realationship with the rest of the world is absurd. Do you really think America would have stopped Hitler’s rise if they stepped in? America has never stopped the rise of any dictator and only steps in after the power of the dictator is at a level that it interfere with their own agenda. As said WW2 was the product of mistreatment of Germany by America and Europe. Germany was justifiable in their actions of WW1 and the rest just stuck their noses where they didn’t belong. This is why at first many countries that fought Germany in WW1 allied with them in WW2 only to realize later on Germany was not justifiable in their new war and their new leader was willing to betray them when he got the chance.

  11. Eyes wide open says:

    Based on stats across the board, white people of nearly all ages, genders, chose Trump. The same information also reveals blacks & hispanics didn’t support him.

    This data clearly reveals a deep division in the United States. The same division that the UBP/oba pretends doesn’t exist here. The Dunk should get along pretty good with Trump since they both talk similar.

    Kim Swan, and Cindy Swan, were talking to ZBM on camera for about ten minutes, and I thought to myself, ‘what a waste of f****** film.”

    • inna says:

      How wide are your eyes really open mate?

      The OBA is more racist than the PLP?

    • Rumsoak says:

      Surely, this is the will of God .

    • Double s says:

      Are you kidding me?

      Trump ideologies rest within the PLP, not OBA.

      PLP approaches to Immigration, gay rights, race relations, call for nationalism/isolationism/protectionist policies and bombastic rhetoric (passing women around, ‘burn down’ Bermuda) align with the republicans and religious right.

      Look past skin color and compare the stances and you will see some uncomfortable comparisons.

      • Onion Juice says:

        Who do David Duke, Ku Klux Klan, red necks and de white nationalist support.
        Tic Toc

        • Truthhertz says:

          Must be scary to realise you are what you claim to hate, huh OJ?

        • Pooh Bear says:

          @ OJ – You make us laugh, sad clown.

        • Double s says:

          Then you should reflect on the fact that your ideology and the Party you vehemently support are aligned with such hate groups.

          As the poster stated above, you are what you hate. But you’re too blind to see it.

      • Truth Teller says:

        Yea “Double s” Trump supporters including the white nationalist and KKK among them also believe like you and growing numbers of white OBA supporters that they are the victims of racism by black people.

        Although a careful reading of a little inconvenient truth called history does not seem to back them up at all.

    • bdaboy says:

      ‘what a waste of f****** film.”

      film….you must be 100 years old.

  12. Chambaz Yves says:

    It is time to congratulate the 45th President of the United States! And move on. And not to comment on who could have been. Thanks.

    • Swing Voter says:

      LOLOLOLOLOL America gets what they deserve….President Hitler!

    • Thoughtful says:

      I agree! he wasn’t elected by a bunch of over opinionated Bermudians, he was elected by his people…Americans. Get over it!

    • PBanks says:

      You must be new to the internet. People are always going to talk about ‘what could have been’.

  13. Widget says:

    Did I miss something or was I the only one that thought this guy was a nut bar factor 9.9. The world leaders have to be scratching their heads wondering what the hell happened..

    • Just the Facts says:

      Unless you are American AND VOTED, it really doesn’t matter what you think.

      • Just the Tip says:

        It does when our currency is pegged to theirs

        • bdaboy says:

          Maybe it’s time Bermudians did something for themselves, instead of expecting others to do it for you.

  14. Warlord says:

    They voted for change,and not the same b$llsh$t that every politician says they will do.The Donald will surprise all you haters

    • WHAT? says:

      The only person that was spreading hate was this man. I guess it’s ok to touch women’s cats and joke about it!!!!!!

      • Thoughtful says:

        Yes its ok….it was confirmed last night!

        • PBanks says:

          Thoughtful has a point. Another of the things that people have railed against in recent years was political correctness. Many people want to hear a straight-shooter over a diplomatic, tactful person.

  15. BRIE says:

    The American People voted for Trump for a reason.. and looking at it in a Religious view God provided this for him.

    • Family Man says:

      Your god provided us with Hitler and WW II as well. Your god has a great track record doesn’t he?

    • Onion says:

      The majority voted for Clinton. Trump is also a rich adulterer, so not exactly Biblical material.

      • PBanks says:

        To be fair, there were more than a few adulterers in the Bible so maybe it’s not as far-fetched as you imagine.

        • PBanks says:

          16 people (and counting) aren’t aware of King David or King Solomon and their faults. Preserve Marriage needs to have a word with you.

  16. Widget says:

    To quote the Toronto Star.

    A man of unmatched ego and wealth has passed himself off as a savious to the weak and demoralized”

    @Chambaz Yves. Let’s sit back and see how quickly the Americans get ride of him, after all he is facing a case of raping a 13 year old child. Google it? Oh and let’s not forget what this man has said about African Americans, Meicans, Muslims, woman, and his own countrymen. You now have a country where people are trying to get out where historically people were trying to get in.

    • Thoughtful says:

      Google it? Lol hahaha. There is no case to answer too. Keep believing what you google and read… did the outcome of the election reflect the polls that you GOOGLED or READ??

    • Thoughtful says:

      One good thing that we wont have to worry about is Trumps best friend Putin setting off a nuclear bomb that is located on a sub just hundreds of miles off BERMUDA….GOOGLE THAT! LOL

  17. Swing Voter says:

    America will finally collapse under this nationalist fascist. He says he’ll run the country like he ran his business….now he has trillions of tax dollars and a military backing him. I give him 6 weeks before he makes a mess of global affairs.

  18. Rumsoak says:

    Just like Brexit , the common man, the working man , was vilified and told they were a bunch of idiots.
    This working class is the same group that provide money for the arts and sciences , the poor and the one percent. Guess what , France and Germany are next.

  19. Triangle Drifter says:

    Can’t recall who it was but I remember somebody in Bermuda telling people to “get over it”. Trump is going to be President of the most powerful country in the world for the next 4 years. Get over it. Hilary is history.

    • Swing Voter says:

      Russia will become most powerful. America will become the tyrannical shallow narcissistic bully that Russia used to be. That’s what Putin planned. You get the President you voted for

    • PBanks says:

      Isn’t that always the refrain of the victors, though? In Bermuda, when the PLP won, it was ‘get over it’ from their supporters. When the OBA won, it became ‘get over it’ from their set of supporters.

      I think many people across the globe are going to remain in shock and disbelief for some time but I agree, Hillary’s political career is now shut.

    • serengeti says:

      If the Dems had nominated almost anyone else they probably would have won easily.

      • hmmm says:

        You are probably right…I don’t have a say in the election, but I’m not a fan of D. Trump or H. Clinton.

        Trump should walk up to her and say “You’re fired”

        Bill Clinton gets to look at her nastiness and say, …turns out you are not better than me after all.

      • Thoughtful says:

        WOW Serengeti,zevon,zendrive,serengti…we finally agree on something!The Democrats could have won with just about anyone but Hillary. With all of her questionable practices over the years led to her political demise! One controversy after another plus Bills baggage to top it off with her pay to play antics connected to her and Bills charitable foundation, sealed the deal!
        I think that with all the excitement and hype of the election between a popular reality tv star and the first possible female president elect, a lot of people are waking up with a clear head, regretting voting for a man that is proven to be a racist, and realizes that he does not and will not have their best interest at heart! A little too late now! America will be divided like we have never seen before!

    • Jahstice says:

      Bye, bye Hillary. No more lies to build up your bank account through your foundation, bye,bye!

  20. Thoughtful says:

    I am in Trumpland now and most of these comments are reflective of people who don’t have a clue and are based on what they see in TV Land. Not even worth arguing or replying too. Keep up the uninformed,clueless comments….they are almost as priceless as the look on Hillarys face last night….I saw it in person! I was a supporter of Hillary but she has no one to blame but herself.

  21. BRIE says:

    Trump wall building is to stop illegal immigrants and so he you wants illegal immigrants in your country???

  22. Will says:

    In other news cannabis was made legal in 3 more states and still waiting on a count from maine. Medical cannabis in proper form was allowed in two more states with another opting for a limited programme. Meanwhile here in Bermuda we MAY have a consultation to CONSIDER decriminalisation…so slow on the uptake aren’t we.

    • PBanks says:

      I suspect Bermuda was biding its time to see where the winds blew stateside, so to speak.

    • suckrock says:

      One can get legally medical cannabis in Bermuda if they need it.

      • Thoughtful says:

        No they cant ! all that is offered in Bermuda is CDB oil that is made from the hemp tree. Its not the same as medical cannabis which has CBD and THC! I have a family member that has a license in Bermuda to purchase it over the internet which makes no sense having a license because in the states anyone can order CBD oil over the internet because it has no THC in it which makes it illegal in some states.My family member has to travel to Colorado to get real Medical cannabis which is not available to recreational cannabis users because of the specific amounts of CBD and THC prescribed by physicians. When purchasing from dispensaries they have a counter for recreational users and a separate for medical which you have to produce a medical card from a reputable doctor.Dont believe that what you are able to get in Bermuda is the real medical cannibis because its not!

        • Thoughtful says:

          I find it funny that people are disliking Facts!! My son has a license which is signed by the premiere and minister of security and he is terminally ill and presently in the states getting treatment including medical cannabis because the product that he gets through his license is not the real cannabis oil which contains CBD and THC which is abstracted from the marijuana plant not the Hemp plant which only has CBD,the reason why Hemp is legal. CBD has healing components THC has healing components and acts as a natural pain killer.Dislike facts all you want but I’m speaking from experience and years of research as my son was given months to live,5 years ago. His oncologist can attest to this as he continues to defy science.

          • Thoughtful says:

            also I’m not stating these facts to argue with anyone but giving information in case people are desperate and/or looking for alternatives ways other than the poison(chemo,radiation) that they give you.Dont get me wrong chemo and radiation works for some but it is poison that kills all cells in your body,it cant distinguish between good cells and the bad cells which makes it difficult for your immune system to fight it off! Let me also tell you that I was completely against the use of marijuana in any way until I saw it for myself what it does and how effective it is. As a parent you would do and try anything when your child is dying and you are desperate!!! Like I said my posts are not to argue with anyone but to help people and to state the facts from experience. There are many testimonies on the internet google cannimoms and you decide.

            • Widget says:

              @Thoughtful. Ironic you criticize me for saying GOOGLE IT and here you go making the suggestion someone GOOGLE IT about something you said. They have words for people like yo!!!!!!!! Moron or Moreoff. You decide which one you are, I’ve already decided.

  23. Donna says:

    Once he’s sworn in, we will find out in quick time his true intentions! All I can say is, be careful of what you ask for, you might just get it – in more ways than one!

  24. N/A says:

    Just in case anyone needs proof that white privilege exists.

    • PBanks says:

      Probably not white privilege, but there have been suggestions that ‘white fear’ was in play.

      • N/A says:

        No, white privilege applies perfectly despite who doesn’t agree. Obama was almost crucified for things his pastor said when he was running for president. But a white male can offend virtually every demographic of people, in addition to admitting to sexually assaulting women, and he wins the presidency, with NO experience. A black man needs a degree to work at a fast food restaurant. God bless Amerikkka.

        • Double s says:

          And yet president Obama was voted in not once, but twice by the same electorate. Was that privilege as well?

          Trump was crucified by just about every media outlet in the world on a daily basis. Only something like 7 newspapers in the whole of the USA endorsed him. And for good reason IMO.

          But blame it on whatever makes you feel better.

        • serengeti says:

          If that’s true how did Obama win two elections?

        • PBanks says:

          If it was Trump vs Obama 2004 then I could see where you’re coming from. But Trump wasn’t running against Obama here (directly, anyway), it was against a Hillary Clinton, who in the eyes of many, was a severely flawed candidate

  25. Widget says:

    @ Brie. Read what I just noted in the last post.


    Is safe to say the not everyone that voted for Donald Trump is a racist. However, it safe to say the every racist did vote for Donald Trump.


    It’s safe to say that Donald Trumps past issues will catch up to him very shorty. The man claims he wants to clean the swamp. Okay let’s see how he handles the many woman he has allegedly fondled, sexually assaulted, the 13 year old child he is about to face rape charges on, Trump University trial, the hundreds of people he has bankrupted and he ends up righting off a billion dollars in tax’s. Let’s not forget the wall, what he has said about Muslims, Mexicans, etc etc

    • Thoughtful says:


      I do agree with you first statement that not everyone that voted for trump is a racist but every (white) racist voted for trump as I am in Trump land now and have experienced it first hand!

      If Hillary would have won we would have seen civil unrest like the US has never seen before as the tension was unbelievable! People walking around openly carrying weapons legally and asking who you were voting for! I kept my daughter home from university today in fear of unrest,especially here, were 99% of people are Trump supporters.

      • Just the Tip says:

        Did you report those people???

        • Thoughtful says:

          Someone reported them openly carrying a weapon which the police confirmed them having the license too…its legal. They weren’t threatening anyone just asking them who they were voting for but its quite intimidated because they had the rifle slung over their shoulder in public but its not illegal….youtube open carry incidents and you will understand what I mean it could be quite intimidating but in some states its not illegal if you have a license for open carry.

        • Thoughtful says:

          Didn’t have too…the police were there already….its not illegal if you have a license.They weren’t threatening anyone

          • Just the Tip says:

            I find your story hard to believe, what you descibed is voter intimidation and should have been reported which is the point you missed and what makes your story hard to believe.

      • PBanks says:

        “If Hillary would have won we would have seen civil unrest like the US has never seen before as the tension was unbelievable!”

        Is it possible civil unrest could still happen with the Trump win? A lot of people are extremely angry at the election result.

        • Thoughtful says:

          Oh yea its quite possible that it will happen with a trump win as we are seeing it happen to an extent in California right now as I’m posting.

        • PBanks says:

          To the ‘dislike’ voters, the above was a question, not a statement. Goodness.

      • Widget says:

        @thoughtful. You are fully entitled to your opinion as I am. Rather you chose to believe what I stated iin true or not is entirely up to you. However, what I could add to my comments is that The Donald is going to face plenty of issues moving forward. I listed them in my prior posting so I won’t bore you with them again.
        As for Hillery, best woman for the job, she’s smart and knows the landscape, far more then I can say for Trump, he hasn’t a clue on what he is about to face.

        By the way one does not have to be white to be a racist.

        Also, why would you want to live in a society where everyone carries guns. Seem insane to me.

        You mentioned civil unrest and people walking around carrying weapons. I ask the question, were they right wing republicans intimidating you to vote for republicans. Were the protecting the second amendment on your behalf. Were then making sure Trump won the election. Seriously, is that the world you want to live in, not me mate.

        In the end the minority of Americans got what you asked for. Let’s just sit back and watch how it all plays out. In my estimation it doesn’t look good. Your the laughing stock of the civilized world. Conceder yourself Trumped.

    • Terry says:

      You must work for the media.

      Never believe a single thing the media ever say unless reporting fact.


      Good job Donald.


    A truly happy day (and coming 8++++ years) for America and freedom. Well done, President Trump!

  27. Broken Glass says:

    He’s like the plp,soon to be extinct

  28. D says:

    Oooh, I can’t wait until they start Purging.

  29. ian says:

    Serves america right stupid country anyway they are both two clowns

  30. Witness says:

    Kanye West 2020!!!

  31. kindley says:

    I can’t believe Bermudians had so much to say about the election results. I hope Trump is a good President. No one could be worse than what we have had for the last 8 years. Even though Obama was not everyone’s choice, we did not go to the streets crying and demonstrating. This is exactly why Trump was elected. People are tired of the last 8 years and want change. Count your blessings you do not have to deal with Obamacare when min wage is $7.25 per hour. You might have a different outlook if your beautiful country was bombed. 911 & Boston should never be forgotten.