Special coverage: Trump marches to the White House

Special coverage: Trump marches to the White House
A look at The New Arab's coverage of the Trump phenomenon so far.
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11 November, 2016

Donald Trump, the Republican candidate, real-estate mogul and reality TV show star, will be the 45th president of the United States, winning the general election in a shock victory.

Trump was announced victor over his rival, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, after media outlets projected that the bombastic property tycoon had secured victory in Wisconsin, passing the 270 electoral college votes he required to secure the presidency.

Although Clinton's campaign had been recently rocked by revelations that the FBI were re-investigating the Democratic candidate in connection with a controversial email scandal, polls in the build up to election day still put her ahead.

Trump's victory came off the back of surprise victories in Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio, while wins in rust belt states such as Wisconsin and Michigan - traditional Democratic states - secured the Republican candidates ascension to the White House.

The Republican nominee's victory ranks among one of the most improbable in modern US history and comes despite a campaign rocked by controversy, and marred by a record of racist and sexist behaviour, and a lack of conventional political experience.

Catch up on The New Arab's coverage of the Donald Trump phenomenon.

California mosques receive letters promising genocide, praising Trump Trump exposes divide between pro-Israel groups and American Jews
Three identical letters calling Muslims a "vile and filthy people," and promising that Trump would commit genocide against Muslims were sent to three separate mosques in California this week. Comment: As attachment to Israel among American Jews declines, support for the Palestinian cause and advocacy for the end of the occupation has increased over the years, writes Usaid Siddiqui
Trump will strive to undo 70-year Middle East policy American white supremacy rears its ugly head
Comment: Anti-Semites like Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon, and Islamophobes like Frank Gaffney will eventually cause the Trump administration to implode, writes Richard Silverstein Comment: Unlike the notion of racism, far more people would actually admit to holding beliefs that are white supremacist, writes Laith Saud
Will Trump find an ally in Turkey's Erdogan? Trump campaign wipes mention of 'Muslim ban' from website
Analysis: Figures within Trump's campaign team have already called for the extradition of Fethullah Gulen, and greater cooperation with Ankara in efforts to tackle the Islamic State group. By Martin Armstrong After being elected America's 45th president, Trump's statement promising discriminatory immigration measures has conveniently disappeared from his website, writes Taufiq Wan.
From Beirut to Burma, the world's deplorables celebrate Trump Trump adviser says Israeli settlements 'not obstacle to peace'
Like in the aftermath of the resurgence of the evil lord Sauron in Lord of the Rings, all the dark forces of the world have started rallying behind the president-elect, writes Karim Traboulsi A top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump says his boss doesn’t think Israeli settlements should be condemned and they don’t pose an “obstacle to peace.”
Where did it all go wrong for Hillary? Syrian regime advances in Aleppo amid world's preoccupation with Trump
Comment: Laith Saud unpicks the identity politics of a campaign that carried Trump to the White House, and another that failed to inspire a divided electorate. Video: Progress of rebel forces slows as Damascus steps up airstrikes and tightens its stranglehold on besieged areas of Aleppo.
'No hope' for Palestinian state after Trump's win Fear and concern: American Muslims react to Trump win
Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett said on Wednesday that Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election marked the end of hopes for a Palestinian state. Across the country, Muslim Americans are now wondering what a Donald Trump presidency might mean, whose rhetoric included calls for a ban on Muslim immigrants entering the US.
Trump election win sparks protests across US Egypt's Sisi 'first' to congratulate Trump after shock victory
Video: Protesters rallied across the United States on Wednesday to express shock over Donald Trump's election victory. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has congratulated Donald Trump for winning the US presidential elections and invited him to visit Cairo once he takes office
Turkey's Erdogan congratulates Trump after US strains The Syrian rebellion: The first of Trump's many victims?
The warm reception from Ankara for Trump's stunning win came as the two key NATO allies seek to overcome disputes. Comment: In many ways, Trump befits our times, not as a solution to the great problems of our age, but rather as a symptom of them, writes Sam Hamad
Saudi king hopes Trump brings 'stability' to Middle East Shock and awe: Middle East reacts to Donald Trump's triumph
Saudi King Salman expressed hope on Wednesday that US president-elect Donald Trump would bring stability to the Middle East. Trump's election has sent shockwaves across the Middle East. While many have expressed anger and outrage, others have suggested that the former media mogul could prove more transparent than predecessors.
Trump and ISIS: America gets its own 'Mosul moment' Post-election, this ugly tide of resentment must be turned
Blog: As the Islamic State group swept across vast swathes of Iraq in the summer of 2014, Donald Trump has captured much of the American heartland, with potentially dire consequences, writes Karim Traboulsi. Comment: We must engage with the forces that drove Trump's victory, with compassion yet resolute commitment, and challenge them in 2018, writes Andrew Leber
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