Donald Trump is the president elect of the United States of America

After counting most of the votes in most of the states, media reported that Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump and conceded. Trump gave a surprisingly mild and gloriously unifying winner's speech.

Trump expressed appreciation to Hillary Clinton's campaign and service to the United States. He delivered unifying messages:  "Now is time for america to bind the wounds of division...it is time for us to come together as one united people...I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president of all Americans...for those who have chosen not support me in the past... I am reaching out to you... so that we can work together and unify our great country ..."

He repeated promises of rebuilding the nation, supporting veterans... " ...the forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer ... a project of growth and renewal ...we will ... take care of our great veterans... we will double our growth"

He expressed a message of peacefulness towards the world. "we will get along with all other nations willing to get along with us...we will deal fairly with everyone all people and all nations".

Trump thanked a lot of people, starting with his parents and family, and went through a lot of political allies and  activists (Some may find  possible hints in his choice of stressing some thanks over others. For example: what are the expected roles of Rudy Giuliani? Jeff SessionsChris ChristieBen CarsonMike Flynn? Reince Priebus?)

Trump's final promises:
  • "We will not let you down. "
  • "We will do a great job. "
  • "Our work is just beginning. "
What president elect Trump has not said, although he appeared to be highly aware of, was that now that the campaign ends. The real work begins. While his campaign succeeded using extreme tactics, his governance shall not succeed using similar means. Reviewing the points I chose to quote from his speech it is easy to see that the key for a successful presidency of Donald Trump lies in balance and moderation. Is he going to be able to make it?

So far, Trump has been portraied by the media as the anti-thesis of Theodore Roosevelt's "Big Stick" ideology (which summarizes in the quip "speak softly, and carry a big stick."). But truth is that we do not really know the man. Despite his quick and blunt twitters and statements, he has been able to manage a disciplined campaign, hold it all together, and cross the finish line first.

Now that this exhausting one year race is over, Trump is entering a longer race, one that includes great adversities. For freedom loving people, nothing would be better than having the world's greatest superpower becoming stronger while keeping its unique democracy intact. Can Trump navigate the ship Americana in the troublesome seas of early 21st century international politics and global economy? How shall he prevail against Chinese and Russian leaderships? How shall he confront the more complicated issues he promised to solve with a harsh hand ? Time will tell.

It is always more popular to foretell hardships and sorrow. But for now, it is advised that all shall remember what was written in this blog many months ago: Donald J. Trump is no joke. He was not playing around as a candidate. It is safe to assume that whatever ways his presidency unfolds, he shall be revealed as a hard working president. Let us hope and pray that his term in office shall be remembered as one of the greatest, and that his name shall be mentioned in the future with former great republican presidents, the likes of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan.

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