Thursday, November 10, 2016


Of course, this big building buff might see
the White House as just another fixer-upper.


Bashers of The Donald's presidential campaign have finally been Trumped.

Real estate mogul and The Apprentice reality TV star Donald Trump first announced his bid for president on June 16, 2015. Since that time, so-called political pundits had predicted his chances of beating his opponent Hillary Clinton to be very slim.

But when Election Day rolled around two days ago, he was elected as the 45th president of the United States.

He also won the office strictly via the process of the Electoral College without needing to dominate the popular vote. Despite claims to the contrary, Trump was not the first winner to do so. About half a dozen have accomplished this feat.

Most naysayers of Trump's political career have pointed out that he is one of the rare candidates who ever ran for the country's highest office without first having an extensive background in either politics, the military or the legal profession. However, many other people see not being a career politician, war-mongering military officer or sneaky legal eagle type as being an actual advantage.

While still a candidate, Trump declared himself to be an America Firster, and said he would have a wall built to reinforce the U.S.-Mexico border. Denouncing U.S. foreign policy as a whole, mainly the way it has been practiced by both parties over the past quarter century, he further vowed to dissolve some major U.S. trade agreements.

Trump has also indicated that he wants to pursue a tougher line with China but a softer line with Russia.

However, we know where presidential promises by candidates usually end up - out the window the moment they get elected.

So now we'll just have to sit back and see what happens.

What could go wrong?