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U.S. election: Cooler heads will prevail says P.E.I. MP

Wayne Easter, who co-chairs the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group, says now that the voting is over the political reality will set in for president-elect Donald Trump.

MP says new president-elect has to work with Congress and Senate

Donald Trump will have to work with 'fairly individualistic' senators. (John Locher/Associated Press)

Wayne Easter, who co-chairs the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group, says now that the voting is over the political reality will set in for president-elect Donald Trump.

The Malpeque MP said cooler heads will prevail now that the United States election has been settled. 

The Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group works on issues common to both countries. 

MP Wayne Easter says cooler heads will prevail now the U.S. election is over.
"The election campaign is over. He has to depend on everything he does getting through a Republican dominated Congress as well even though he's a Republican president they're fairly individualistic as senators and congressional reps in the states and so he's going to have to work with them," he told Island Morning.

Easter said most of the elected representatives in the U.S. make their decisions on fact-based research, not rhetoric.

He added he hoped the new president wouldn't damage the trade relationships P.E.I. has for fish, potatoes and aerospace. 

With files from Island Morning

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