THE election of Donald Trump as the new US President has sent shockwaves across the world - but it isn't just politics that could be affected.If some of Trump's crazy outbursts are to go by, his presidency could damage the Premier League's hopes of conquering America.SunSport looks at five reasons why Trump could be bad news for England's top clubs.US u-turnTrump's plans for immigration include limiting the number of people coming in and suspending visas to certain countries.This could force players to look away from America when considering a move, with England high on the list of alternative destinations.The result could be an even greater influx of foreign players to the Premier League.The 'Trump effect'But even if these players are still allowed to enter America, the 'Trump effect' might still put them off.Donald insulted almost every ethnic group under the sun during his campaign and minority players could view America as unwelcome.Once again, … [Read more...] about US election 2016: Donald Trump becomes president of the USA – but what does this mean for the Premier League?
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SPORT and politics are never far away from each other and the election of Donald Trump as US president could be about to show that.America has bid for the 2024 Olympics and the 2026 World Cup, with both to be decided during the next four years.SunSport looks at five ways how Trump could change sport across the globe.Taking the fight to FIFAThe US has spearheaded the battle against football corruption and is currently trying to extradite former FIFA vice president Jack Warner.But much of this has been down to the work of current Attorney General Loretta Lynch.It remains to be seen whether Lynch's replacement will put FIFA at the top of his or her's list.Wall-ed CupTalking of FIFA, the US are favourites to win the right to host the 2026 World Cup.This itself is unlikely to change, but a joint USA/Mexico/Canada bid has been mooted before.Trump's plans to build a wall along the Mexican border could scupper this idea if relations between the countries turn … [Read more...] about US election 2016: Donald Trump becomes president – but what does this mean for sport?
THE prophetic Simpsons writer who predicted a Donald Trump presidency has explained it was a "warning to America".The episode Bart To The Future aired 16 years ago and features a grown-up Lisa as US president.Lisa then speaks to a group of advisers, including a grown-up Milhouse, about "inheriting quite a budget crunch from President Trump".Dan Greaney, a long-time writer on the show, has explained: "It was a warning to America."That just seemed like the logical stop before hitting (rock) bottom."It was consistent with the vision of America going insane."What we needed was for Lisa to have problems beyond her fixing, that everything went as bad as it possibly could, and that's why we had Trump be president before her".James L Brooks, executive producer of The Simpsons, tweeted after Trump's election: "F**k disillusionment!"Greaney, who also produced episodes of the US version of The Office said: "The Donald Trump that we were writing about was kind of a lovable, over-the-top … [Read more...] about Simpsons writer reveals how they predicted the ‘insane’ scenario of Donald Trump becoming president
THE race for the White House has finally reached its conclusion and the people of America have chosen Donald Trump as their new President.More than 120m Americans went to the voting stations to choose their new Commander in Chief to produce a result which sent shockwaves around the world.In the end, Trump passed the magic 270-vote barrier with relative ease.The Republican crossed the line by winning Wisconsin, giving him an unassailable tally of 276.His win in Florida proved to be the key moment after a nip-and-tuck tussle in the Sunshine State.Clinton’s slowly realised throughout the night that the Presidency might be slipping from her grasp.Yet the real estate mogul’s chances still seemed slim after the emergence of a series of controversial comments and allegations of sexual misconduct led to his rival opening a nine-point lead in mid-October.However, Clinton’s prospects got a setback when the FBI announced that it was … [Read more...] about Who won the US Election 2016? Final poll results as Donald Trump becomes President of the United States
BRITS could bag themselves a bargain holiday in the US this year, thanks to Donald Trump.American hotels and airlines are slashing their prices to attract customers, after tourism slumped following the reality star’s election as president in January, according to the head of Expedia.Dara Khosrowshahi, chief executive of the online travel company, has warned that holidaymakers will be put off travelling to the USA thanks to both harsh immigration policies and the strong dollar.As a result, hotels, resorts and airlines will most likely have to drop their prices to convince tourists that they still want to book a trip.He told the Financial Times: “One of two things is going to happen - either the US has to go on sale in order to keep volumes up, or volumes are going to come down.“When we look at our business, the leading indicator is pricing - pricing has come down.”International travel to the US was reportedly down by 6.5 percent compared to last year during the … [Read more...] about US hotels slash their prices to attract tourists after Trump becomes president
DONALD Trump made a fan's day great again by picking up her thousand dollar dinner bill and pecking her on the cheek.Trump supporter Jenna Setticasi jetted up from Florida to Washington D.C. to join in the celebrations ahead of The Donald's inauguration tomorrow.She couldn't have expected to get so close to the President-elect, but far from being behind a wall of Secret Service agents he roamed around his hotel in the capital, posing for pictures with fans.The billionaire then splashed his cash bu picking up Jenna's £800 bill at the restaurant in his new property on Pennsylvania Avenue, the same street as his soon to be home, The White House.Trump received a rapturous reception at the Trump International Hotel in DC.He managed to duck into his hotel by faking a trip to the Reagan National airport, then dodging the press corps before turning around to drive back to his hotel.But he only spent around half an hour glad handing his supporters inside the hotel before shooting off … [Read more...] about Donald Trump pays fan’s £800 restaurant bill as he’s mobbed while stopping by his Washington DC hotel just hours before he officially becomes president
STANDING by as your husband becomes President of the United States isn't the sort of thing most women prepare for when they get married.That could be why Melania Trump was spotted switching between a beaming smile and a serious frown as she watched her husband Donald Trump's inguration last week.Of course people were quick to pick up on the former model's apparent change of mood after her husband turned to look at her, with many posting comments about it online.Dressed in a baby blue Ralph Lauren outfit which was reminiscent of Jackie Kennedy, Melania seemed glum as she stared at the floor behind her husband.On top of that came the embarrassing footage of Trump striding up the stairs to the White House to meet outgoing President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle - with Melania trailing behind.The new First Lady did get a welcome from Barack and Michelle - after an awkward gift exchange - but it'd led some internet users to joke about just what's going through Melania's mind.The … [Read more...] about ‘Miserable’ Melania Trump becomes the subject of hilarious #freemelania internet memes
TED Cruz was booed by furious delegates at the Republican convention after refusing to endorse Donald Trump for President.The Texan senator undermined calls for party unity by telling its members to simply "vote your conscience" in November’s election.The remarkable scenes overshadowed a speech by Indiana Governor Mike Pence, who was formally nominated as Mr Trump’s vice-presidential running mateMr Cruz, who was defeated by the real estate mogul in the race to become the Republican candidate in the race for the White House, spoke on the third day of a fractious convention in Cleveland, Ohio.He mentioned Mr Trump by name only once, and stubbornly refused to endorse him, triggering thunderous boos from angry delegates.Mr Trump - who will address the final day of the conference tonight - unexpectedly walked into the arena just as Mr Cruz was ending his remarks.Delegates chanted the billionaire’s name and implored Mr Cruz to voice his support for the businessman, to no … [Read more...] about Ted Cruz booed at Republican convention as he fails to endorse Donald Trump for president
A SENIOR Cabinet minister has branded Donald Trump “seriously dangerous” for Britain if he is elected US president.Fear is mounting in Downing Street over the controversial Republican candidate’s chances after his declaration that he may abandon NATO.Mr Trump insisted in July that he may not come to an alliance nation’s help unless they spend more on defence.UK military and intelligence chiefs have warned ministers that his stand will have the effect of emboldening President Putin and lead to fresh Russian incursions into Eastern Europe, such as the Baltic states.Under NATO’s founding Article 5 principle, an attack on one is an attack on all and countries are duty bound to step in and repel it.One worried Cabinet minister told The Sun: “Trump may look and sound like a bit of a joke, but he is a seriously dangerous man.“He poses a serious threat to international stability because he won’t guarantee Article 5.“We really are extremely … [Read more...] about Government is ‘extremely worried’ about ‘dangerous’ Donald Trump becoming President says minister
For Donald Trump, it's been pretty tough to get his Republican Party's leaders behind his campaign . However, the controversial US politician does have supporters in India. A dozen members of a right-wing Hindu group, Hindu Sena, held a ceremony in New Delhi on Wednesday, asking the Hindu gods to help Trump become the next US president. Apparently, Trump's harsh comments about Islam and Muslims have drawn them closer to the Republican front-runner . A priest presided over the fire ceremony with photographs of Hanuman - the Hindu monkey god - and Trump, with tika (a red mark for good luck) daubed on his forehead. Vishnu Gupta, the president of Hindu Sena, said Trump was a brave man who had vowed to crush Islamic terrorism if he was elected president of the US. He deserves our support, he added. "The fire ritual has much importance in Hinduism, for the blessings of god we do this," Gupta told media in the Indian capital. "The world is screaming against Islamic terrorism, and even … [Read more...] about Will Hindu gods help Trump become US president?