Charlie Chadwick: 12/11/2016
Last Wednesday, the world was left in complete shock as Donald Trump defied the odds and was elected president of the USA. We saw the stock market cease trading and the US dollar take a dive as uncertainty for the future of the US took effect. Trump has already revised one his main campaign points of promising to repeal Obamacare by saying that he may not completely remove its existence and will also look at some suggestions from Obama himself. His threats of appointing a special prosecutor to look into Hillary Clinton’s wrongdoings also seem to be empty as he has recently been skirting around the issue saying that he wants to focus on bigger issues such as healthcare. One of his more controversial proposals was to ban Muslims from immigrating to the US; however, when asked how he’d go about asking Congress, he walked away without answering the question. He has also said that the wall to be built between the US and Mexico may actually be part fence in places because it is more appropriate to use fencing rather than a wall.
With this recent evidence it seems to becoming apparent that Trump may not be the radical and controversial individual that we saw during his presidential campaign. It appears that he may actually have the best interests of the US at heart and could even have a positive impact on the world’s biggest economy. However, he is still staying firm on his hardline approach to immigration and deportation as he is continuing to say that he is going to deport or jail up to 3 million people once he takes office. This would obviously bring in some very touchy ethical issues as it is clearly morally wrong to simply force millions of people to vacate their chosen country of residence or to just send them to the already overcrowded American prisons. I feel this is just a bit of a publicity stunt in his TV interview since being elected as he can’t be seen to abandon all his campaign promises and he will know that this will be in every reputable newspaper across the world if he is saying he is planning on deporting or jailing 3 million people. I get the sense that he will not be the controversial and unpredictable president that the media have portrayed him as. Instead that he will actually have a reasonably positive impact on the US as he tries to sort out the healthcare and tax system along with trying to create more jobs for the unemployed.