By: Mario Conde
The election is over and we have a new President of the United States and his name is Donald J. Trump.
Despite the predictions that Secretary Hillary Clinton was going to be the winner of this election by a comfortable margin, Donald Trump made a comeback and won enough electoral votes to become the 45th President of the United States. The political commentators, pollsters, and most in the national media predicted a Clinton victory. They were wrong. A political commentator and Trump supporter Wayne Allyn Root predicted that this election was going to be similar to “Brexit” where the polls were wrong and the people voted in favor of it.
In the end, Trump won because he catered to the middle class worker that works long hours and their income is not going up. Trump also made a point about trade deals that hurt the American worker and lose their jobs since companies move their operations to other counties.
In the first 100 days of the Trump presidency it is expected that he will push to renegotiate NAFTA with Canada and Mexico and or pulled away from the treaty. A Trump Administration will have an impact in the U.S.-Mexico border that is yet to be seen. We are still waiting for the funding for the Calexico Port of Entry Expansion Phase II that is vital for the economic growth of our region.