After he is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States today, Donald J. Trump will no longer be judged on what he says (or tweets) but on what he delivers. Having promised to “make America great again,” Trump will need to implement policies that can restore public confidence in the US economy and instill respect for the US elsewhere in the world. Unfortunately — because Trump has based his message on sheer will rather than on a feasible plan — the future for the US does not look very bright. When Trump’s honeymoon ends, his lack of experience and the absence of a roadmap will make the success of his administration contingent on a stroke of good luck.
Ever since his victorious upset on November 8, Donald J. Trump has worked hard to keep people guessing about what he will truly do after the swearing-in ceremony. On election night, Trump delivered a magnanimous victory speech. Because the expectations about what would happen if he won were so low, markets began to experience a rally when it became clear that the world would not immediately end when Trump gained control of the White House.
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