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What are your hopes and fears now that Donald Trump is President of the USA?

Do those words have a ring to them... or do they have a more ominous sound? Whatever your view, we'd like to hear your hopes and fears now that Trump has been sworn in.
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'President Trump' -- do those words have a ring to them... or do they have a more ominous sound? Whatever your view, we'd like to hear your hopes and fears now that Trump has been sworn in.

Host of Cross Country Checkup, Duncan McCue.
When Donald J. Trump placed his hand on the Bible, swore the oath and became the 45th president of the United States of America, it was a moment many didn't think would come to pass.

He is, after all, a man who has been called a bully and narcissist, a misogynist and xenophobe... a political outsider who ran an election campaign that had both Democrats and Republicans declaring him unfit for the office of President.

But he swept to power on a wave of voter disenchantment. Buoyed by those who felt both forgotten and patronized by political elites, and those who simply wanted change.  In his inauguration speech, after one of most bitter campaigns in memory, Donald Trump made no call to unity, but spoke directly to his supporters, pledging to put Americans first and make America great again.

In Washington, the day after the pomp and parades of Inauguration Day, the streets filled with protesters — half-a-million people congregated for the Women's March to vent their disgust for President Trump, and millions more turned out in solidarity around the world.

President Trump's "America first" attitude is bound to impact not only trade, but immigration, foreign policy and taxes in the U.S.A. 

Our question: What are your hopes and fears now that Donald Trump is President of the USA?

Guests

Sarah Goldfeder
Principal at Earnscliffe Strategy Group and a fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. A former US diplomat, she served as special assistant to two US ambassadors to Canada.

Glenn Loury
Author of  Race, Incarceration, and American Values. Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics at Brown University. And host of The Glenn Show on Blogging Heads TV.
Twitter: @GlennLoury

Gil Troy
Professor of History,
McGill University specialising in American Presidential history; visiting scholar affiliated with the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington.
Twitter: @Gil_Troy