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Donald Trump won American presidential election: It's not an upset but rather logical!
I was really ridiculed by many when I did an analysis of the 2016 American presidential election which got published on merinews.com on November 7, 2016. It was titled: "US Presidential election: Why I won't be surprised if Donald Trump becomes the next President?'. Many criticised me that when American media predicts a win for Hillary Clinton, how I could make such a rubbish prediction?

My only defence was that I really wished a win for Clinton, but then, all my unbiased research of data from US elections history from 1788 to 2012 made me to conclude that it was only Trump who could win. To add to this, the American media's attack targeted at Trump gave me the feeling of Indian general elections of 2014, where most of the media were critical of Narendra Modi and yet he won hands-down. In this age of social media, established media channels appear to be serving corporate and political interests more. Thus, common people of America would have thought exactly the same way the common people of India did during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Most of international media houses have said that Trump's victory is an upset. But is it really an upset? I believe it's only logical that Trump won the election as the data and history had rightly pointed out. Yes, it would seem like an upset if your prediction was biased.

I always say that every democracy is equally mature or immature compared to another democracy, but the only similarity is that the lower and middle class people think the same way irrespective of culture, race, creed or even religion. Clinton and co wanted to polarise minority votes which ultimately resulted into counter polarisation of majority votes. Trump not only won electoral votes but also won popular votes.

The question now is, whether the world will remain the same with the so-called radical mind-set of the newly elected American president? Technically speaking, the standard policy of the United States shall remain the same irrespective of whosoever becomes the president. Donald Trump as the president although may not alter the general policies, but it is completely possible that he would drag these policies to the extreme end, to which America has remained a bit cautious so far. For example, US is against Pakistan's sponsoring terror but has till now limited itself to just advising the country to end harbouring terror. Trump on the other hand is almost expected to ensure through his might that Pakistan does the right thing uncompromisingly. There could be problems for China as Trump is likely to get Russian support and obstruct China's attempts for global domination. In Syria, there could be a decisive war to end ISIS. In fact, Trump at the helm of affairs may spell dangerous consequences for terrorists and terror supporting countries. A new world order is sure to be coming forth.

India luckily is expected to benefit. Technically, India shouldn't be worried whether Democrats win or the Republicans. But Trump being the US President, will find a very good friend in Narendra Modi to take forward Indo-American relations to new heights and Modi's effort of defining terror in UN will take further shape.

I can see a Trump-Putin-Modi partnership to fight against terror. Let's wish all the best to the new American president and hope to see a new era of Indo-American friendship.

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