Thursday, November 10, 2016
After Clinton Concedes, Trump's Horse Talk, At UN Talk of Bolton, Ban Silent on Trump
By Matthew Russell Lee
UNITED NATIONS, November 9 -- In New York City early on the evening of November 8, from the UN on First Avenue to Trump Tower and the Peninsula Hotel on Fifth Avenue (Inner City Press' Periscope video here), the assumption was that Hilary Clinton would win. Then Ohio then Florida then finally Pennsylvania went Trump.
And at 3 am on November 9, after a concession call but not speech by Hilary Clinton, Trump declared victory (and compared Reince to the bronze statue of the horse Secretariat at Belmont race track). Now what?
Some predict John Bolton as Secretary of State. On TV, they talk of Newt. More nitty gritty some wonder if someone like Brett Schaefer might be UN Ambasssador. (The current UN Ambassador prepared for a victory party - there are still no post- or mid-results photos to mirror those from the Javitz Center).
In Seoul, South Korea issued statements; from Ban Ki-moon, wannabe South Korean president, there was nothing yet. Earlier a Permanent Representative told Inner City Press, gesturing at the UN campus, If Trump wins, this is all over. We shall cover it, in detail. Watch this site.