Friday, January 20, 2017

The Trump era begins

The Trump era begins

At The Hill By Niall Stanage  --

Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, ushering in a new era that most of official Washington is bracing for.

Trump stunned the political establishment by winning his party’s presidential nomination and shocked the world in defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton in November.
He did so by presenting himself as the ultimate outsider, capable of shaking up a political system that many Americans say is failing them.

Now, the rubber meets the road and few — if any — know exactly what Trump’s next move will be.
He used that air of unpredictably to his advantage in his run for the presidency and the former “Apprentice” star is sure to keep the nation on the edge of its seat throughout 2017.

Still, Trump has indicated what his first priorities will be, suggesting that Washington needs to get with the program. He told The Washington Post the weekend before his inauguration that “the Congress can’t get cold feet because the people will not let that happen.”
The real estate mogul also underlined just how much the specifics of his plans could disrupt politics as usual in both parties.
 
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