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?
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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
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