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Will Trump back down or stay firm relative to his campaign promises?

He'll hold 100% to all his campaign promises
He'll change a number of his positions based on his new reality
His positions will change dramatically
I have a different viewpoint

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1. Patricia Pomerleau CEOExpressSelect Member
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     (11/12/2016 11:07:46 AM)
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President elect Trump shocked many in the country with his steadfast pronouncements of "building a HUGE wall" and "repealing Obamacare" and "creating a database of all Muslims in the US" and "Climate change is bunk and was a concept made up in China" and "creating a deportation squad" and "bringing back jobs to the rust belt" . However, he won, so many must want him to move forward with his "promises" and may not be so happy with the rubber hits the road--as the reality of actually running a country that has a bill of rights and the fact that technology has changed almost everything, may affect ability to execute on his blueprint of "making American Great Again"

Yesterday, Trump told the WSJ that rather than repealing Obama care he would "modify" Obama care. Relative to getting "Mexico to pay for the wall" (a head scratcher if there ever was on) , Newt Gingrich said that Trump may not spend very much time trying to get Mexico to pay for it, but "it was a great campaign device". Repeat: "Great campaign device".

Oh, and Trump doesn't seem to want to talk about "locking her up" anymore either. Hum. I can't help but envisioning a picture in my head of the dog catching the car.

So if a some or all of what Trump said during the campaign was a "great campaign device", what do you think will happen over the next 100 or 365 days after January 20th, 2017?

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2. Patricia Pomerleau CEOExpressSelect Member
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     (11/12/2016 11:56:39 AM)
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The biggest sign will be who Trump chooses as Chief of Staff.

If it is Preibus then there may be some hope. If it's Bannon, then it will be a scorched earth.

3. Jeffrey Boire CEOExpressSelect Member
     (11/12/2016 12:01:04 PM)
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No candidate is truly privvy to the entire billet they will engage in due time.

Therefore, some changes to posture should be expected.

After all, not everything is subject to the public domain for Force Protection and Presence.

4. Robert Fahrbach CEOExpressSelect Member
     (11/12/2016 12:01:13 PM)
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I expect him to accomplish the substance of his goals - and to do it at far less cost than his predecessors. If he finds ways to do it that are less costly or more practical than his campaign themes... I expect him to change course and take the best route... whether the repudiated morons put up a stink or not.

In the end, I expect the repudiated morons to be shocked once again and say 'holy crap, he got it done'.

5. Rick T CEOExpressSelect Member
     (11/12/2016 12:14:31 PM)
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Donald Trump will still have to work with the same congress. I'm sure they'll go for the tax cuts for the wealthy but I do not believe they will back any infrastructure spend. So, if congress does not cooperate how does he create jobs?

6. Patricia Pomerleau CEOExpressSelect Member
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     (11/12/2016 12:20:55 PM)
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First off, since he has never even used a computer, he doesn't understand that most of the jobs that have been "lost" in the US have been lost to TECHNOLOGY, not by trade.

Also, putting a 30% tariff on all imports from China will hurt most those who were cheering for "unfair trade with China" That $249.00 40" HD TV will now be $ 323.00 It won't affect this Christmas season, but next? Yeah, it will be YUGE.

However, my guess is that he won't increase tariffs. Other than ostracizing immigrants and blacks, and handing over the keys to the bankers, I don't think he is going to do much else.

Washington Post: Donald Trump is about to face a rude awakening over Obamacare

7. Rick T CEOExpressSelect Member
     (11/12/2016 12:24:52 PM)
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Those looking for Trump to drag Obama and Clinton into court to answers for their so-called transgression IMO are doomed to disappointment.

IMO, the accusations and allegations leveled at Obama and Clinton were always political devices intended to inflame those predisposed to believe the worst of them.

And, if you still believe, I'm willing to bet $100. This time, the rules will be clear and the money held in escrow by a third party. Any takers?

8. Jeffrey Boire CEOExpressSelect Member
     (11/12/2016 12:26:25 PM)
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I wonder if anyone noticed the stability of the markets?

9. Robert Fahrbach CEOExpressSelect Member
     (11/12/2016 12:44:25 PM)
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Automation both adds and deletes jobs. You must look at net jobs... not lost jobs.

Then you will find that the new jobs went overseas - or to foreigners in the US because American Education has not kept pace and is more inclined to teach complete nonsense than coordinate its programs to the skill sets today's world requires.

Next you will find that our misguided government put job loss on steroids by rewarding Companies who chose to move everything except their US marketing overseas through a combination of poorly configured tax structures, mindless regulation and tariff free Trade agreements.

This allowed a small number of very wealthy folks around the world to virtually take over. All of the profit was tilted into the pockets of a few... who were more than willing to pay off officials everywhere to see that matters stayed that way - at the expense of the middle class worldwide.

Now we have people - such as yourself - complaining about the unfairness of it all... without understanding that they themselves are the minions who support the corrupt officials that drive the entire farce.

Further, that it is driven just as our founders said it would be... by dividing us - into blacks, females, and anything and everything that can separate one person from another.

Wake the freak up.

10. Rick T CEOExpressSelect Member
     (11/12/2016 12:54:39 PM)
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I do not believe Donald's generosity will be limited to the bankers. I believe all the billionaires will benefit, e.g., the Sheldon Adelson's, the Koch Brothers, et. al.

While we're at it, so much for the Paris Accords, the Consumer Protection Agency, the EPA and, the planet. So long science hello religious bigotry, and we should bid adieu to most of the world's large mammals.

Life spans will continue to lessen as proper nutrition and health care for the many becomes a thing of the past.

I believe after we die off, surprisingly quickly, due to our own stupidity, in a few million years or so the surviving rats will start again

Or, maybe the billionaire class and their offspring will survive along with their short-lived servants and a gentile way of life is reborn for the lucky few.

Anyway, I see the makings of a proper short-story, eh?
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