Fiona Patterson

A world of journalism

Day 1 – 7th November

Donald Trump in the run up to the election seemed to make every excuse possible to try and justify why he may not win the Presidential campaign. Previous excuses had been that the media was against him and Hillary Clinton was corrupt, leading to the frequently used nickname “Crooked Hillary.” He seemed to find a gem however when the Clinton email scandal went under investigation just a week before the votes were due to be cast. The FBI began scanning the 650 000 emails and as Trump hoped they would find something to hinder Clinton’s campaign

On the 7th of November, the issue appeared to be resolved as Hillary was cleared of any charges. Trump continued to make excuses and reiterated his previous cries of, “I WON’T COMMIT TO ACCEPTING ELECTION RESULTS.”

Donald Trump will continue to make headlines due to his many excuses and shocking statements. Therefore the story could develop  in a number of ways:

  • If Trump is not elected he will bring up the email scandal once again or worse , not accept the election result. He already started by claiming “You can’t review 650,000 emails in eight days.”  This was quoted in Wired online in an article titled, “Yes, Donald Trump, the FBI Can Vet 650,000 Emails in Eight Days”. The article appeared to highlight the faults of FBI director James Comey and suggested a change in director may happen depending on election results.
  • This leads onto my second point, that if Trump does succeed there could be a change in FBI director and the case could be opened again leading to more news coverage.
  • Equally, if Trump shocks the world and becomes President it will be interesting to see how he carries himself and how he deals with previous shocking racist and sexist claims.

In an article written by the Daily Telegraph ,which was the story on the homepage, it focused on how Donald Trump was refusing to accept the result of this FBI investigation.

“Hillary Clinton is guilty. She knows it, the FBI knows it. The people know it. It is now up to the American people to deliver justice at the ballot box on November 8.”

Looking at The Sun Online, even though it was the big story of the 7th of November it was hard to find on The Sun’s website. Stories such as ‘I WANT NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU!’ Awkward moment Robert De Niro ‘refuses to take photo’ with Arnold Schwarzenegger following row over Donald Trump and more celebrity focused pieces were given dominance.

A supporter awaits the arrival of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for a campaign rally at the Loudoun Fairgrounds



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