IN PHOTOS: The Race for Presidency

By Leila Hatoum

THE RACE FOR THE PRESIDENCY

YOU BETTER WATCH IT: On November 4, 2015, U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump signed his Declaration of Candidacy to appear on the New Hampshire primary ballot in the secretary of state’s office in Concord, New Hampshire.

YOU BETTER WATCH IT: On November 4, 2015, U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump signed his Declaration of Candidacy to appear on the New Hampshire primary ballot in the secretary of state’s office in Concord, New Hampshire.

 

On November 9, 2015, U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton signed her declaration of candidacy to appear on the New Hampshire primary election ballot in Concord, New Hampshire.

On November 9, 2015, U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton signed her declaration of candidacy to appear on the New Hampshire primary election ballot in Concord, New Hampshire.

THE SIDEKICKS

THE BACK-UP: Donald Trump (R) and his then vice presidential nominee Mike Pence. During the campaign, it was rumored that Trump was jealous of Pence’s poised manner and answers during the VPs’ debates as opposed to Trump’s displays at the presidential debates.

 

UNITED WE STAND: Hillary Clinton is joined, hand in hand, by her running mate, then vice presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Tim Kaine. Both Clinton and Kaine put in a calm, well-studied show throughout the campaign and during their debates, always portraying the image of a team.

UNITED WE STAND: Hillary Clinton is joined, hand in hand, by her running mate, then vice presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Tim Kaine. Both Clinton and Kaine put in a calm, well-studied show throughout the campaign and during their debates, always portraying the image of a team.

LA FAMILIA PRESIDENCIAL!

Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (2nd from R), former U.S. President Bill Clinton (R), their daughter Chelsea and their son-in-law Marc Mezvinsky celebrate onstage after Hillary Clinton accepted the nominations on the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSK71J

IT’S THAT SIMPLE: Hillary Clinton (2nd from R), former U.S. President Bill Clinton (R), their daughter Chelsea and their son-in-law Marc Mezvinsky celebrate onstage after Hillary accepted the nominations on the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. on July 28, 2016. Though outnumbered by the Trumps, the Clintons remained solid throughout the race.

 

MEET THE TRUMPS Donald Trump poses with his family after formally announcing his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on June 16, 2015. The Trump family from L: Eric Trump and his wife Lara, Donald Trump, son Barron, Melania Trump, Vanessa Haydon and her husband Donald Trump Jr., children Kia Trump and Donald Trump III, Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner and Tiffany Trump.

MEET THE TRUMPS: Donald Trump poses with his family after formally announcing his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on June 16, 2015. The Trump family from L: Eric Trump and his wife Lara, Donald Trump, son Barron, Melania Trump, Vanessa Haydon and her husband Donald Trump Jr., children Kia Trump and Donald Trump III, Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner and Tiffany Trump.

THE SPOUSES

WELL HELLO THERE! Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Melania Trump shake hands before the presidential town hall debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., October 9, 2016. Melania Trump has been haunted by scandalous old photos from her modeling days, in addition to the press mocking her plagiarizing outgoing First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech. Bill Clinton has had his share of scandals, including having an affair while being a president.

WELL HELLO THERE! Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Melania Trump shake hands before the presidential town hall debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., October 9, 2016. Melania Trump has been haunted by scandalous old photos from her modeling days, in addition to the press mocking her plagiarizing outgoing First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech. Bill Clinton has had his share of scandals, including having an affair while being a president.

THE DEBATES

I CAN DO IT: Hillary Clinton, who failed to present a plan to the issues discussed at the debate, maintained that she had always stood for women’s rights, supported the Black community and minorities, and had no issues with Muslims. But when confronterd by Donald Trump over her attack on a 12-yearold rape victim, her failure to pass laws that she now promises to endorse among other issues, Clinton turned the table on Trump by bringing up the issue of his verbal attack against former beauty pageant contestant, as well as his rant against Muslims and illegal immigrants.

THAT IS NOT TRUE: Donald Trump, who had attacked Americans of Arab and Latin origins, as well as Muslims and women, maintained that he will be a president for all. When he failed to address the accusations against him, Trump turned to attacking his opponent Hillary Clinton, accusing her of fraud, threatening national security and of being a hypocrite and a weak person with a bad temper.

FOREIGN RELATIONS

RADIOACTIVE ALLIANCES: Hillary Clinton and the U.S. administration under Democrat President Barack Obama have been attacked by Trump, the Republicans and Arab Gulf allies for allowing a deal that enssured Iran’s right to keep its nuclear program. (Below) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., April 22, 2016.

WHERE MY SOVIETS AT? A banner with an image of Russian President Vladimir Putin hangs from the Manhattan Bridge in New York City, U.S., October 6, 2016 in a picture provided by Kathryn Peters. Hillary Clinton has accused Donald Trump of receiving the support of the Russians after Putin said he favored Trump for presidency. She further accused Russia of staging cyber attacks against the U.S.

THE SLOGANS

WHAT’S THE TIME? Hillary Clinton supporters maintained that it is about TIME that the U.S. elects a female president. Donald Trump and the republicans, on the other hand, mock that, saying gender shouldn’t be a factor in the elections.

THE GREAT-FUL: ‘Make America Great Again’ has been Donald Trump’s slogan throughout his presidential campaign. Democrats and rival Hillary Clinton have mocked him saying the U.S. has always been great.campaign. Democrats and rival Hillary Clinton have mocked him saying
the U.S. has always been great.

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