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Mixed Reactions in Uganda as Trump Wins US Presidency

Trump achieved one of the most doubtful victories in modern US history to ascend to the White House with 279 Electoral College votes. The republican nominee won Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and North Carolina, among other states to upset his main challenger Democrat Hillary Clinton whose count stands at 218 Electoral College votes.

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The election of Donald J. Trump as the 45 president of the United States of America is welcomed with mixed feelings amongst Ugandans.

A cross section said America made the perfect choice for a president who is likely to turn around the world, while others believe think, the former real estate mogul is inexperienced and will most likely blunder.

Trump achieved one of the most doubtful victories in modern US history to ascend to the White House with 279 Electoral College votes.  The republican nominee won Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and North Carolina, among other states to upset his main challenger Democrat Hillary Clinton whose count stands at 218 Electoral College votes.

Ugandan Ali Mukube says his rooted for Trump despite a campaign characterized by a series of controversies on his extreme policies, a record of racist conduct, sexism and lack of political experience.   Mukube is optimistic that Trump will restore world order and stop a new crop of dictatorship that is taking over the African continent.

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Bernard Musoke, another Trump supporter says Trump speaks his mind, a virtue that won him support from a number of people that otherwise view politicians as hypocrites.

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Meanwhile, Lydia Bwite another Ugandan found on the streets of Kampala says the Americans made a choice against a media tide that portrayed Hillary Clinton as a winner.

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However, Ahmed Mayanja states that Trump's win is a blow which might leave the world in total disarray. Mayanja says Trump is wanting in language and demeanor and is not fit for the oval office.

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Ismail Kibalama says that Hillary had her own weaknesses like the leaked emails and diplomatic flaws. He says the election of Donald Trump as president should send a message to Uganda that anything is possible with elections, but also that change is inevitable.

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