Be there no mistake about it, Trump has rewritten the US electoral paradigm in much the same way as FDR rewrote it when he defeated Hoover in '32 and, in doing so, created the New Deal coalition.
What is done is done. Trump assumes the Presidency of a nation deeply divided ... no matter which side won there are those in both camps who would steadfastly refuse to accept the verdict no matter what. That is sad. We should be grateful that here in NZL the electorate is much more mature.
Trump will be a different President like no other. His challenge is to make good on his rhetoric ... no easy task because slashing taxes, rebuilding the military, improved care for veterans, revitalising the inner cities and new investment in infrastructure all cost and all will impact on the deficit. Inevitably he will need to raise the debt ceiling and that will bring him into conflict with the Tea-Party Republicans to whom big spending government is a anathema.
Coupla things for sure ... Obamacare is gone. Obama's legacy is trashed. NAFTA will be difficult to unravel but the TPPA is dead and NZL should act post haste to renegotiate it minus the US. The Wall will happen but whether it will work is the moot ... I think not. Immigration will be tightly controlled ... the Emma Lazarus sonnet 'New Collossus' engraved on the Statue of Liberty which contains the immortal lines 'Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free' will be observed in the breach.
America tomorrow will not be the America of yesterday. It is not business as usual. Time will tell if that's a good thing or a bad thing. One thing for sure. Trump won't get much of a honeymoon ... the liberal effete and the MSM smarting over their trashing will not forget nor forgive.