How will Trump fair as president? His original policies are a mixture of empty provocation and open hostility, but maybe the man can settle down and change … maybe

 

Despicable Donald has clambered up the electoral grapevine to reap the rewards of sumptuous wine on offer. He has been the gambling maniac tycoon who got bored of wreaking havoc in the sphere of reality TV and instead, decided to worm his way into politics. Electoral sensationalism has taken the media by storm, and they are milking every ounce of the joyride. The man has divided many but has now decided to calm the turmoil by saying:

‘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’.

The man is something we would expect to find in a caricature sketch on modern-day politics that satirises the sombre nature of news — not in the United States presidential election. With his tangerine complexion and alabaster-white toupee, the estate magnate is no longer comical but a real powerhouse. He argues that US manufacturing jobs have been lost due to the majority of imports coming from China, so the plan is to impose tariffs. Plans are also in the works to ban ObamaCare with millions facing to lose out on affordable health insurance. There are likewise plans to ban the use of federal funds for abortions and pledges to ban all Muslims from entering the United States (ain’t this a fun one?). Then there are the vows to nominate Supreme Court judges to stand by the right to gun ownership. And finally, the plan to build a 1,900-mile wall along the US-Mexican border.

Observing the desire for the wall has been both enchanting and riveting, but perhaps for not-so-wonderful reasons. The Donald proclaims his desire for the wall to the anticipating crowd as he asks, ‘Who’ll pay for the wall?’ And they, jovially reply, ‘Mexico!’ Politics deals with some of the most serious issues that face humanity, and yet this function often becomes subject to pantomime-like proceedings as debates boil over into entertainment — grab the popcorn chaps, the show’s about to start!

He’s not all fun and games though, offering some ideas that appear to be charged with an air of positivity (hopefully). In the education sector, Trump proposes an additional federal investment of $20 billion towards school choice. School choice means that the Government can give parents back their tax dollars so they can choose which schooling environment best fits the needs of their children — be it public school, private school, charter school or homeschooling.

‘For two decades I’ve been urging politicians to open the schoolhouse doors and let parents decide which schools are best for their children’, says Trump.

Abolishing the Affordable Care Act may not result in Armageddon. The plan is to replace it with a private insurance system that would allow people to buy insurance across state lines. This means that insurers can tailor the plans to suit the needs of the people, as opposed to following a one-size-fits-all model that is currently sold. Additionally, Trump wants to lower individual and corporate tax rates across the board, focusing especially on working and middle-class Americans who will receive a tax reduction. According to donaldtrump.com, The Donald will take care of his people and ‘Ensure the rich will pay their fair share, but no one will pay so much that it destroys jobs or undermines our ability to compete’.

Here across the pond we are not Americans, but we are just as utterly befuddled by the outcome. A conquering victory from either candidate failed to incite a feeling of palliative harmony, since both are not merely lone wolves in a two-party system but also merciless wolves with cutthroat tactics.

Now we are at a place where the 45th president-elect is a celebrity billionaire tycoon who is held supreme by his band of followers. They chime along with his dogmatic mantra: Make America Great Again.

Before the result, many Europeans went to sleep with the seemingly logical idea of keeping a man with divisive rhetoric at bay, only to be awakened to the disillusioning reality.

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