Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, political rallies, media control, Democratic National Convention backstabbing of the Bernie Sanders supporters, Republican National Convention backstabbing of their delegates, flash bombs, mass arrests of protestors including journalists and legal observers, and Pussy Power constituted the background of the road that led to the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.
Surrounded by members of the secret service Donald Trump signs autographs and meets with his supporters after a rally in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton was the first ever female presidential nominee for a major political party. She appeared in The Chicago Journeyman Plumbers Local Union 130 building in Chicago, Illinois.
Chicago protestors brandish signs and a cardboard cutout of Bernie Sanders in front of the University of Illinois's Pavilion where Donald Trump had scheduled an appearance. Due to the intensity of the protests and the UIC student's infiltration of the Pavilion, concerned about his security Trump cancelled his appearance.
An anti-Trump protestor is arrested by the Chicago Police Department following unrest resulting from the planned appearance of Donald Trump in Chicago. Due to the intensity of the protests and the UIC students' infiltration of the Pavilion, concerned about his security Trump cancelled his appearance.
Angie Aker, a Bernie Sanders delegate from Kenosha Wisconsin, wears a tape over her mouth with the words: "silenced" on it. Her action caused irritation in the Clinton camp, which viewed it as a petulant act when Hillary supporters drowned the chants in favor of Sanders. Her act came to symbolize the staunch support of the Sanders Camp and their decision not to support Hillary Clinton's nomination for the Presidency of the United States.
A Hillary Clinton supporter wearing Her colors, leads delegates into pro-Clinton chants during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
A supporter of Donald Trump brandishes a Trump bumper sticker during a rally in Appleton, Wisconsin. Trump asked his supporters to turn around and look at the "lying media" while he berated the media's coverage if his presidential run. He criticized the media for not interviewing his supporters and only covering negative news about him.
During the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a group of Hillary Clinton supporters cheer on the speakers. The mood at the DNC was from jubilant to angry depending on whether a particular group was supporting Clinton or Sanders for presidency.
Donald Trump was greeted enthusiastically by his supporters when he appeared in Appleton, Wisconsin at a rally during his presidential run.
A group of Chicago Police Department officers and their family attended a rally planned by Donald Trump in the University of Illinois at Chicago. Before it became apparent the UIC students along with members of Black Lives Matter organization had filled the Pavilion with their supporters, the CPD officers engaged in a verbal assault with anti-Trump protestors inside the Pavilion before the protestors were escorted out.
A Bernie Sanders delegate shows his support for her candidate of choice during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Black Lives Matter supporters stand in defiance during the Democratic National Convention when it became clear that Hillary Clinton was going to be the nominee. Bernie Sander supporters believed that the DNC was actively supporting Hillary Clinton in contravention of the DNC rules to remain neutral in the process.
A Bernie Sanders delegate distributes signs on the floor during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The right wing extremist radio host Alex Jones appeared outside the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. He used his bullhorn to incite the crowed which was mostly made of anti-Trump and anti-GOP protestors. Soon he was surrounded by angry individuals and protestors hurling verbal assault at him. Was it not for the swift action of the Cleveland Police Department separating the protestors and Mr. Jones, he likely would have been assaulted and battered.
Supporters of Donald Trump waive a confederate flag in the face of the protestors in Janesville, Wisconsin where Trump held a rally.
November 8, 2016, eligible Americans stood behind voting booths to vote for their presidential candidate of choice. In one of the biggest upset in any presidential race, the widely seen as the favorite Hillary Clinton lost her presidential bid to Donald Trump who became the 45th President of the United States.
Members of the Everett High School Band relax after they played in honor of the President Elect Donald Trump at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.
The election day memorabilia were on sale throughout the Washington, DC area. Pictures of Donald Trump appeared on buttons, flags, posters, signs and many items.
A protestor holds a copy of the Magic Bullet: a Washington, DC, free comic newspaper which is published by the DC Conspiracy. During that protest, the DC police department wearing riot gears indiscriminately arrested more than 200 people along with credentialed journalists and legal observers who wore their distinctive green baseball cap. Charges of felony violations of the Riot Act which can result in 10 years in prison and quarter-million-dollar fine are still pending against at least one journalist.
The anti-Trump protestors voiced their anger about the election of Donald Trump by burning a US flag during one of the many protests that lasted all day and night the day before the Inauguration.