America just became very small. For all of the ‘leader of the free world’ speak and how the Trump presidency will affect the world, I somehow think the opposite will happen.
There is of course a view that many Americans have that the country is somehow incredibly powerful and that the world follows it. That is true of course, but a presidency like this could simply cause Europe and many other countries to keep a distance and leave them to get on with it.
We have watched the election process with a mixture of horror, disbelieving and at times hilarity. The fact that it came to this only keeps those emotions alive and they will no doubt be spiked from time to time as each ‘crazy’ decision is made.
I don’t personally see a positive outcome from this result (putting it mildly in the extreme), but suspect the checks and balances may hinder some of the extreme views he has. We can only hope that turns out to be the case while we are sat here wondering how there are so many people who subscribe to his views and at times complete lies.