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An Introduction to the Trump Dynasty

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Triumphant Trump trumps over Clinton in Historical U.S Presidential Election

Donald J Trump – President Elect and soon to be the 45th President of the United States, quite surreal isn’t it?

A year ago I discussed a “What If” Scenario in which Trump became President of the United States and right now I find myself wondering if some of my predictions would bear fruit. Never the less considering Trump’s unexpected victory in what seems to be the largest Electoral Tantrums to shake the foundations of the world as we know it since the UK’s BREXIT vote a few months ago. Interestingly enough Mr. Trump was right – his victory would be the “BREXIT plus, plus, plus”.

The 70 Year Old Real Estate Mogul emerged victorious following a series of controversies (which made the Watergate Scandal and the Lewinksy Scandal seem remarkably mild) and policy issues which drew criticism from both Democrats and Republicans alike. Well despite all that the President-elect did dial it down quite a bit in the final fortnight leading up to the Election and maintained said demeanor, congratulating his rival – with her proper title mind you- instead of lampooning her as usual.

Trumponomics

As the tides of war slowly shifted with Team Clinton slowly losing ground, economic turmoil struck in the face of Trump’s looming victory in the form of plunging markets. A rather ominous foreshadowing of things with may come true with Wall Street expected to take a dive once trading recommences.

Thankfully President-elect Trump seems to have forestalled a potential crisis akin to the Wall Street Crash of 1929 with his speech earlier today easing the minds of investors.

“We have a great economic plan. We will double our growth and have the strongest economy anywhere in the world.”

One may wonder how Trump’s promises of Economic Renewal under his America First plan would help ease the minds of investors but it seems to have had some profound effect as shares in Pharmaceuticals, Defense, and Mining have seen a rise of over 5%.

The “America First” Policy involves a great deal of Protectionist methods which namely 45% Tariffs on Chinese Imports and 35% Tariffs on Mexican Imports. Whether this is a clever ruse or a serious strategy remains to be seen, considering the possibility of retaliation and a trade war which might damage Future Economic Growth. Either way Trump seems to be breaking away from the Republican mindset surrounding Free Trade.

Fun Fact: The Canadian Immigration website crashed due to an increase in traffic from the US after the results were announced which can only mean one thing. Trump has already fulfilled his promise to create new Jobs for American Citizens in the future. Mind you, this is before Trump took oaths as POTUS, I guess he’s pretty serious about making a change from day 1 itself. Good on you Mr. Trump.

Trumpington D.C.

What people found appealing about Trump’s Election Campaign is that he vowed to drain the “Swamp of Big Money” in Washington D.C.  which in the eyes of many was one of his more popular campaign pitches.

Trump went on to loosely paraphrase Abraham Lincoln’s speech at Gettysburg  by promising to restore the Government to a point where it is “by and for the People ”. This probably goes hand in hand with the fact that Trump wants to wipe the remnants of Obama’s tenure as POTUS, interestingly enough some go as far as to claim that the monster that is Donald Trump is the byproduct of  the Obama Administration.

Trump and the World.

It must be noted that the 9th of November  or the 18th of Brumaire in the French Revolutionary Calendar marks the date in which Napoleon Bonaparte led a coup against the revolutionary Government. Whilst Donald Trump is not Napoleon – even though many of us have portrayed him as the historically comical authoritative figure – we find ourselves at a revolutionary point in history where Trump leads the United States into uncertain future as the world watches apprehensively.

“I want to tell the world community that while we will always put America’s interests first, we will deal fairly with everyone, with everyone — all people and all other nations. We will seek common ground, not hostility; partnership, not conflict.”

Various Politicians including our very own Prime Minister and Former President have offered their congratulations to the New President Elect in hopes of forming future alliances with the New Leader of the Free World. It needs to be noted that even though the numerous well wishes have underlying traces of future self-beneficial alliances – President Trump is unlikely to back any deal or alliance which damages America’s self-interest – but would focus on mutual prosperity in the long-run when seeking common ground.

In March, Trump advocated a non-interventionist policy in the form of a “Lighter American Footprint” and a more inward looking approach in which the United States would steer resources towards rebuilding domestic infrastructure (i.e. 1989 Mile long wall).  Jokes aside a “Lighter American Footprint” would probably mean that the lives of countless Americans would not be lost in meaningless skirmishes – adding to that funds which were previously invested to warfare related sectors could be reinvested in other vital sectors such as Education and Health Care.

One of Trump’s biggest challenges whilst navigating the quagmires of Foreign Relations would be his stance on Muslims.  In order to avoid repudiation in the Middle East and parts of Asia, Trump will have to distance himself from his remarks during his campaign.  In order to ensure that this does not blow out of proportion Trump needs to create a cohesive team of Diplomats and Ambassadors which he could liaise with in the future.

Conclusion

It seems unfair to evaluate and deliver a justifiable conclusion on President-elect Trump’s performance in the future as President of the United States. This is why I will wrap up this rather lengthy article by quoting President Trump and wishing him all the very best during his tenure as President of the United States of America.

“Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division; have to get together. To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people.”

Donald J. Trump

President Elect of the United States of America

 

 

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