What are your hopes and fears now that Donald Trump is President of the USA?
'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.
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- Now that Donald Trump is U.S. president, how are people reacting?
- Questioning Donald Trump's legitimacy is 'a little dangerous' : economist Glenn Loury
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?
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.
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.
Professor of History, McGill University specialising in American Presidential history; visiting scholar affiliated with the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington.
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- Trump could bring more 'stable' foreign policy, Stephen Harper says
- Canada must brace for 'hardline' approach from Trump's new trade representative, experts warn
- Inauguration to usher in a 'ringmaster president' and much uncertainty: Chris Hall
- Some Mexicans look at Donald Trump and say 'give him a chance'
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- Why calling Trump illegitimate might legitimately work