Nothing is as good or as bad as it seems is a saying that tends to ring true in times like this. The world is not ending, the markets will correct themselves and Americans are not as insane a population as many in the American media or in populations of the world are currently thinking.
On the other hand, there is likely to be an increase in market volatility and global instability as the world reacts to an unknown tougher Ameri-Trump stance. While yes the world is changing and this will have serious consequences, it does not mean that world is definitely on a path to complete chaos or nuclear Armageddon.
While the media had completely overbought Hillary it should be no surprise that Brexit wave pushed Trump into the US White House. Trump has made outlandish statements during his run up to the election but his platform for running the country will surely be different than what he ran on. In his acceptance Speech, Trump commented he would invest in American infrastructure, work with any countries willing to cooperate and supply jobs to the working class voters who have been neglected by the new Global Economy.
If this is indeed the case there is reason for optimism underscored by Trumps acceptance speech.
“We are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals. We’re gonna rebuild our infrastructure which will become, by the way, second to none and we will put millions of our people to work as we rebuild it.
“We will also finally take care of our great veterans who’ve been so loyal and I’ve got to know so many over this 18 month journey the time I’ve spent with them in this campaign has been among my greatest honours. Our veterans are incredible people.
“We will embark upon a project of national growth and renewal. I will harness the creative talents of our people and we will call upon the best and brightest to leverage their tremendous talent for the benefit of all. It’s gonna happen.” Donald J. Trump Acceptance Speech, 9 November, 2016
The ironic part of his acceptance speech is that Trump to plans to run the country on a more Democratic approach (bigger Government Spending) than Republican approach (smaller government) offering his own New Deal , just as FDR offered the American people after the Great Depression.
While the media is still getting its bearing it will be interesting to see if they come to accept the new reality or continue with the political party biased coverage (on both sides). America has never been so divided, yet this is one of the first elections in recent times where the final vote was more about the candidates than party affiliations. Let’s see if the media catches up to the new reality.