Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The world watching Trump

On January 20th, the United States of America and the world witnessed the inauguration of the 45th president of the US, Donald J. Trump.  A mix of reactions flooded the media around the world as the new leader swear in front of a crowd of people of a size not expected.  In this blog, we'll discuss the reactions to this inauguration in three different countries; countries that have been involved in President Donald Trump's campaign.

MEXICO

Mexico has been in the mind and future plans of Donald Trump since day 1, the day he announced his campaign to run for the presidency of the United States.  Trump remarks about immigrants reach global coverage as he express his plans to stop or decrease the number of immigrants arriving to the country, but Mexico was among other countries attacked by the now president with remarks like "when Mexico sends its people, they are not sending their best," "they are bringing drugs, bringing crime, they're rapists and some, I assume are good people."
Front page of Vanguardia (Mexico)

Vanguardia, a newspaper printed in Mexico and distributed nationwide, shows in its front page a bomb with the hair of the new president and the phrase "y pese a todo, LLEGO ERA DEL TEMOR." (and after all, an era of fear has arrived)  The front page of Vanguardia covers details of the inauguration and how this new era of fear will not only affect Mexico economically, but also socially as many Mexicans live in the US.

UNITED KINGDOM

Many newspapers announced formally the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States, but some others opted for the real feeling their nations were having towards the new mandatory and the future for their relationship with the US.  

Front page of The Independent (United Kingdom)
 

The Independent, a newspaper in the United Kingdom, created a special edition covering the inauguration with details of the event as well as statistics and discussion of the plans proposed by President Donald Trump.  In the front page, a picture of Donald Trump with the headline "So help us God" shows a less optimistic approach towards the new president.

CHINA

China has also been in President Trump's mind since the beginning of the campaign.  President Trump has spoken about China and the way is stepping the US in a business race.  China at first tried to stay optimistic about the incoming of our president but, comments in his presidential race and recent plans to help bring the economy and jobs back to the US, has the Chinese wonder if they should love or hate the new president.

Front page of the South China Morning Post.



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