February 05, 2017

06/02/2017: What food will be Donald Trump be serving?

By Christophe Pelletier

After a rather unconventional campaign and an unlikely outcome, the American people have named their next president
 
Christophe Pelletier

The many controversial and vague statements of candidate Trump have left most of the world with perplexity.

The presidential election gets the most attention.

The fact that the Republican Party will now control both the House of Representatives and the Senate, next to the White House received much less publicity, yet it will actually shape American policies in the coming years.

The Republicans have full latitude to pass any law they want, with little opposition.

Is the Trump presidency something to worry about?

It is difficult to say at this stage. It is probably a matter of hoping for the best and be prepared for the worst.
 


Since his election, Donald Trump has sent mixed signals.

He seems to realise that things are more complex than he presented during the campaign and on a number of issues he put some water in his wine, but at the same time some of his nominations to key positions in his future cabinet and staff raise question marks.

It is always tempting to try to predict the future from a subjective angle but considering the show he put on during his entire campaign, it would be easy to jump to wrong conclusions. I prefer to look at his character instead.

To me, Donald Trump shows a number of characteristics than I believe will define his presidency more than the controversies of the campaign.

As his victory in the election shows, Donald Trump is a fighter who does not give up and who is willing to fight dirty.

He will be a tough opponent to deal with. Toughness is an asset but his weakness may lie in his black and white view of the world. For him, you win or you lose.

Win-win may be a foreign concept to him and instead he might achieve more lose-lose outcomes. He also appears to be a pragmatic individual, he does not seem to have problems changing his mind if he finds out that some things are better than he initially thought, as he admitted about Obamacare for instance.

However, pragmatic does not mean that he will change his agenda, though.

Clearly, he is a proud American and he will always put the interests of the USA and of Americans and of American companies first.

There is also a bit of an idealist in Donald Trump.

His campaign slogan to “Make America Great Again” reflects that.

I believe that he has nostalgia of the America in which he grew up and that used to be the dominant force and culture in the world.

Donald Trump is a smart man. He also appears to be a bit short-fused.

The question is will he try to achieve his ideal by turning back at the risk of isolating his country and stagnating or will he create a new momentum and try to achieve a new leadership through excellence?


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