At his acceptance speech tonight he spoke only of unity. It was a statesman-like speech about the importance of diplomacy among nations, and coming together as a nation, all groups, factions, races, people, to make America great again.
So, he gathered up all these legitimately angry people (and by God, their anger is legitimate; they are living like third world people in the richest country in the world), and he listened to them, got them on board, and brought them to here.
So, what's he going to be like as a president? Well, if I was to place a bet, I think he'll be a maker/doer president. He loves making stuff, big stuff, and he really lit up in his acceptance speech when he talked about building infrastructure. That's his game, that's what he loves, and that's what he's looking forward to. His eyes sparkled at the thought of bringing the bling to America again.
He's made it clear he's not interested in trade agreements taking away jobs from everyday Americans, so I think he'll stand strong on the TPP. He's made it clear that he's a lover, not a fighter, and he has no interest in taking on Russia for example. He wants to do deals. That's what he's good at, and that's what he knows. War games aren't his bag.
So I think we can look forward to some big pimpin' bridges in our future, Trump roads studded with Swarovski crystals, and a garish makeover for the White house.
In making all that stuff, he really is going to create jobs for people, real jobs doing real things, and that can only be good. It's not anywhere near as exciting as the Green New Deal that Dr. Jill Stein proposed, but it's better than nothing.
Internally, in the Republican party, they're going to find it tough going indeed. Chris Hayes predicted that a Trump presidency would be the end of the Republicans as we know it. And the Republicans present agreed with him! Trump is very much an outsider, and worse, he's an outsider who leads. There was a reason why all the establishment Republicans were voting for Hillary, and why Washington DC itself voted 93 percent for Hillary. They knew with her that it would be business as usual. Trump is an unknown quantity, a guy who had to pretend he'd read the Bible just to fit in, someone who has his own ideas on how things should be run. He's not an insider, and he's not a puppet either. He's really their worst nightmare. They admit that.