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10 November 2016 - Aftermath of the US elections

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‘Not Our President’: Protests Spread After Donald Trump’s Election
Christopher Mele and Annie Correal (The New York Times, 09/11/2016)

Thousands of people across the country marched, shut down highways, burned effigies and shouted angry slogans on Wednesday night to protest the election of Donald J. Trump as president.
The demonstrations, fueled by social media, continued until the early hours of Thursday. The crowds swelled as the night went on but remained peaceful.
Protests were reported in cities as diverse as Dallas and Oakland and included marches in Boston; Chicago; Portland, Ore.; Seattle and Washington and at college campuses in California, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

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New administration

Trump maps out a new administration to bring a seismic shift to Washington
Philip Rucker and Robert Costar (The Washington Post, 09/11/2016)
Washington began its transition of power Wednesday as the ascendancy of President-elect Donald Trump promised a seismic shift in nearly every facet of the capital city, from military and executive agencies to federal courts and financial and political establishments.
President Obama, who had denounced Trump as unfit to serve as commander in chief, struck a conciliatory note in the Rose Garden of the White House, vowing to work with his successor to ensure a peaceful transfer. The two men, who spoke by phone early Wednesday morning, plan to meet Thursday.
Claiming an electoral mandate after maintaining majorities in both chambers of Congress, Trump’s resurgent Republican Party planned an aggressive and sweeping program to systematically dismantle Obama’s policies and to usher in a new era of conservative governance.

TV shows

Late-night TV hosts react to Trump’s presidency with disbelief, lots of jokes
Emily Yahr and Bethonie Butler (The Washington Post, 09/11/2016)
Donald Trump is the president-elect and late-night hosts have one job to do: Make a ton of jokes about it, while also acknowledging that many people are fearful of the future.
Here’s how various hosts — Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel, Samantha Bee, Seth Meyers, Conan O’Brien, James Corden — handled the news on Wednesday night; summed up in 10 themes, from jokes about Putin and Canada to sincere calls for unity and empathy.
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Donald Trump’s Victory Is Met With Shock Across a Wide Political Divide
Patrick Healy and Jeremy W. Peters (The New York Times, 09/11/2016)
The American political establishment reeled on Wednesday as leaders in both parties began coming to grips with four years of President Donald J. Trump in the White House, a once-unimaginable scenario that has now plunged the United States and its allies and adversaries into a period of deep uncertainty about the policies and impact of his administration.
Democrats, who will be out of power in both the White House and Congress for the first time since 2006, were particularly crestfallen that Hillary Clinton had a slender lead in the popular vote but lost in the Electoral College, a fate similar to Al Gore’s in 2000.
On campuses nationwide, students marched against Mr. Trump with signs bearing slogans like “Not my president,” and protesters in Oakland, Calif., smashed windows and set fire to garbage bins. On Wednesday night, thousands of people protested in several cities, including Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle and New York, where demonstrators converged in Midtown Manhattan in front of Trump Tower, the home of the president-elect.
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"10 November 2016 - Aftermath of the US elections", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2016. Consulté le 14/07/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/key-story/archives-revue-de-presse-2016/10-november-2016-aftermath-of-the-us-elections