US elections 2016: Donald Trump has taken the lead with two thumping wins in the 2016 polls. Republican candidate Donald Trump is projected to have won the Indiana and Kentucky areas, while Democrat Hillary Clinton has likely bagged Vermont, reported CNN. Voting is still underway in some areas of the US, and all eyes are on America to deliver a landmark verdict. Meanwhile, reports suggest that former Republican President George W Bush and his wife, Laura, did not cast a vote for US president but did vote for Republicans in down-ballot races. “They voted ‘None of the Above’ for president,” a spokesman for Bush said. In a break from custom, neither George W Bush, president from 2001 to 2009, nor his father, former Republican President George H.W. Bush, endorsed the Republican nominee for president, Trump.
Hillary or Trump will preside over an improving economy that is nevertheless leaving many behind and a military battling new terror threats. Financial markets, betting exchanges and online trading platforms largely predicted a Clinton win, although Trump’s team says he can pull off an upset victory like the June “Brexit” vote to pull Britain out of the European Union. Interestingly, global gurus Marc Faber and Jim Rogers feel that Trump stands a decent chance of making it to the White House.
A win for Trump could shake some of the basic building blocks of American foreign policy, such as the NATO alliance and free trade, and reverse some of Obama’s domestic achievements such as his 2010 healthcare law. Into the equation have been thrown a lot of animals and fish to try and predict the winner. While some of these creatures have picked Hillary Clinton (Tiger), Trump gets more backing by others (fish, monkey and polar bear).