BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan said the surprise victory of Republican Donald Trump in the recently concluded United States (US) elections only means that American citizens want a change in the leadership of their county.
The local chief executive explained people from the different part of the world should respect the decision of the Americans to have a change in leadership and that it is prudent for everyone to wait for whatever shift in policies that will be implemented once the new administration will takeover.
“We were really surprised over the outcome of the elections because most of the people projected a slim victory for Democrat standard bearer Hilary Clinton but it turned out the other way around. We congratulate President-elect Trump for his hard earned victory and we also congratulate presidential aspirant Clinton for immediately conceding after having known the election results,” Domogan stressed.
The Republicans are known to embrace the protectionist policies while the Democrats have been identified as liberals in governance.
He pointed out it is still best for the public to await whatever policies that will be crafted by the Trump administration in terms of addressing the problems of their country and treating their allies in the different parts of the world.
According to him, the Democrat candidates who lost in the elections were probably affected by the sagging image of President Barak Obama because of the alleged taxation policies that resulted to the people looking for change, thus, the election of Trump as the next US president who will assume office next year.
Domogan claimed there seems to be no significant change in the foreign policies of America because in his victory speech, Trump announced that he will foster friendship among the nations of the world which will be a good gesture in establishing world peace and enhancing economic growth in the different nations.
He disclosed world leaders are closely watching how Trump will lead the US once he assumed office because there will be a significant shift from his previous experience in business to politics.
Trump bested Clinton in the electoral college votes because he was able to win in most of the battleground and swing states even if Clinton was able to win in the popularity votes among Americans.
He sais that it will be business as usual for the American business companies that are operating in the different parts of the city until such time that there will be a sudden shift in the business policies of the new administration, thus, people working in the different American companies should not worry about their future employment because as a businessman, Trump will surely work for the vibrance of business activities not only inside but also outside the US territories.
By Dexter A. See