In the political gambling stakes does the USA hold the Trump card?

I am sure a lot of people on this side of the pond would agree that the choice for the new President of the United States of America became a choice of two dreadful candidates.
But at least now some of the uncertainty has been removed with Donald Trump looking to take office in the late January of 2017.
This still leaves some uncertainty with regard to the lack of clarity surrounding Trump’s policies and whether he can in fact enact some of the intended policy claims which have been made.
For my part I think that there are some encouraging signs as a result of Trump’s victory.
He is a confirmed Anglophile which hopefully will lead to a strong trade agreement being signed.
I don’t however believe that it will help oil the wheels of the UK’s Brexit as it would appear that Trump will adopt an isolationist policy with a view to inward investment, ergo benefitting the USA infrastructure.
I have been appalled at the vitriol and paranoia which has been prevalent on the social media.
Theresa May has been criticised in some quarters for her congratulatory message to Mr. Trump, when surely this is good political diplomacy?
I also believe Mr. Trump will engage with Mr. Putin far more than Hillary Clinton would do & it appears there are already positive messages emanating from Moscow.
I also felt Mr. Trump’s acceptance speech was calm & balanced.
It will be interesting to see how the markets react, but be assured the United States of America is a lot bigger than any single President.

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