Thursday, 10 December 2015

The House of Trump

So Trump spoke on the immigration idea that he had.....a bunch of folks have gotten hyped-up.  Among them....there's news out of the isle (the UK) that 200,000 people have signed some digital petition that would require Parliament to ban Donald Trump (as President even) from entering the isle.

As some might worry about this....some other folks have already posted a second petition....requesting that President Trump go forth....conquer England....establish the House of Trump....put down Parliament....chase out the Muslims.....and establish himself as the King of England.

My general belief is that it's done in a cynical fashion.  If President Trump did want to take on the remaining empire.....the queen might put up a fuss.....call up reserves....and maybe ask the French for help.

All of this however, is leading a large segment of the journalist trade to hype the situation in hopes of bringing Donald Trump down a notch.  My belief is that he's beyond their touch now and gliding upon public sentiment....to include one-third of the Democratic base at present.

So, what happens with this hyped anti-Trump sentiment after January of 2017?  I would forecast these five events.

1.  I think Trump will be treated negatively by intellectuals and journalists in Europe.  The US public, who voted for Trump, will take it as a negative.  As talk goes onto questioning NATO.....I suspect Trump will say it's outdated and no longer a valid organization.....which culminates within two years with the US packing up and leaving US bases in Europe.  We might still maintain a presence in Italy and Poland.....but the House of Trump will trigger a change.

2.  I think that various right-wing elements will go in the direction of the US.....France to a great degree....and our relationship with them will continue to be positive.  Germany is a question mark.....depending on the fall of 2017 national election.

3.  Public sentiment in the US with the national media will be questioned and people will basically turn off various news media points (CNN, MSNBC, etc).  The ability to show viewership will be a problem for advertisers and all of these news groups will suffer through four years of this before they shift to a neutral opinion of Trump.

4.  Saudi Arabia will find itself somewhat isolated and perhaps threatened by ISIS now.  The US promise of coming to their rescue....that has existed for fifty-odd years.....will evaporate.

5.  Business interests in the US will view the House of Trump-Europe issues as negative and there will likely be some slowdown in business deals and profits.  The American public wants actual change....not that fake change slogan stuff.....but actual real change.  And I suspect their feeling is that the House of Trump will deliver that change (note it's not really clear about this being positive change or negative change).

We are on a roller coaster of sorts, and I think it might be more than a little thrilling.

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