Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Friday, February 22, 2019 01:01:18 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter
BREAKING NEWS:

Punishing time lies ahead for Mr Trump to become President of all Americans

By Editorial Desk
14th-Nov-2016       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

In a victory speech in New York on Wednesday, the President-elect Donald Trump vowed to unite the country following a divisive campaign littered with controversies. Elsewhere demonstrators marched in cities across the United States on Wednesday to protest against Republican Donald Trump's surprise Presidential Election win, blasting his campaign rhetoric about immigrants, Muslims and other groups.

In New York, thousands filled streets in midtown Manhattan as they made their way to Trump Tower, Trump's gilded home on Fifth Avenue. Hundreds of others gathered at a Manhattan Park and shouted "Not my President." In Los Angeles, protesters sat on the 110 and 101 highway inter-section, blocking traffic on one of the city's main arteries as police in riot gear tried to clear them. Some 13 protesters were arrested, a local CBS affiliate reported.

An earlier rally and march in Los Angeles drew more than 5,000 people, many of them high school and college students, local media reported. A demonstration of more than 6,000 people blocked traffic in Oakland, California, police said. Protesters threw objects at police in riot gear, burned trash in the middle of an inter-section, set off fireworks and smashed store front windows. While public protests are not unprecedented events in the US -- they normally occur due to the killings of minorities by police or something similar to evoke such anger. This is probably the first time so many protesters have come out to decry the results of a free and fair election, which is a normal part of the democratic process in the US. Some 2.4 million Americans have petitioned for Electoral College to do the most unusual thing - reverse the result of Presidential election by voting against Mr Trump.  

Meanwhile after the President and President-elect met at the White House, Mr Trump said that he and Mr Obama had discussed "some of the difficulties" the country faced but also "some of the really great things that have been achieved". Some took that latter remark as a reference to Obamacare and perhaps other policies, and a potential suggestion that Mr Trump may be won around on what has become one of Barack Obama's flagship policies but also one hated by much of the Republican Party. Mr Trump also mentioned that he would look very strongly at immigration and healthcare, while strengthening the border with Mexico and ensuring that banks don't face regulatory hurdles so that they can lend again.

Going strong on immigration means that Trump will crack down very hard on illegals of all stripes. He may build a wall but Mexico certainly will not pay for it. Deregulating banks, on the other hand, can also end up in a situation which is reminiscent of the last recession, which mainly occurred due to the fiscal laxity of banks in dealing with customers -- which also occurred due to weak regulatory oversight.

Perhaps Mr Trump's strongest play will be to nominate a Supreme Court justice. Right now the Court is evenly packed between Liberals and Conservatives. Ultimately, it's a near-certainty that the court will soon return to its now-familiar 5-4 conservative majority; it's probably going to take at least several more vacancies for the Supreme Court's balance to shift far enough to the right to overturn landmark decisions on issues like abortion or capital punishment. Additionally, a conservative court could help liberals by providing a check on President Trump, curbing a rapid expansion of Presidential power, and the new President likely will have more than one shot to put his stamp on the Bench.

So President-elect Trump will have to lay his cards very close to his chest. Initially that means abandoning many of his campaign promises, which may have been good soundbites but will wither in the political reality that is Washington DC. He can't annoy his own party; even worse, he can't irritate the opposition, or any reform which he chooses to enact will wither under the crossfire of filibusters and delaying tactics employed by his own party when in opposition. Will he become an astute politician or will he be swamped by the delicate fine tuning needed to become the President who has to make compromises to get anything done. Only time will tell.

The protesters all over America are expressing their anger and saying they do not want to be the Americans Mr Trump so arrogantly and divisively proclaimed them to be. Great changes and big adjustments will be necessary for the President-elect to run and rule the super power America. The people all over the world like many Americans are worried about the unpredictability of Mr Trump. The going ahead of Mr Trump in his own-way will be punishing both for the people of America and the President-elect. But how much change is realistically possible for Mr Trump to become President of all Americans remains a grave doubt.  

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Cricket »

BD lose to NZ in third ODI


Sports Reporter :Despite Sabbir Rahman's century Bangladesh lost to New Zealand by 88 runs in the third and last One Day International (ODI) match at Dunedin in New Zealand on Wednesday. New Zealand clinched the ODI series 3-0.Sabbir hit a marvelous 102. His 110-ball innings was laced with 12 fours ...

Editorial »

True spirit of Ekushey must be reflected everywhere


THE nation solemnly remembers the supreme sacrifice of the valiant souls who laid down their lives to establish the right of our mother tongue Bangla as the state language of Pakistan on this day in 1952. As the pioneering movement that led to our ultimate independence, Ekushey invokes the emotional ...

International »

Palestinian President rejects tax money from Israel


Reuters, Ramallah, West Bank :The Palestinian Authority (PA) will no longer accept tax revenues collected on its behalf by Israel following its decision to trim the sum over the PA's financial support of militants' families, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said.The cash-strapped Palestinian Authority, an interim self-government body set up following ...

City »

President of Bangladesh Diploma Student Nurses Union Sadia Akhter speaking at a press conference in DRU auditorium on Wednesday demanding Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's intervention in resisting conspiracy to ruin nursing education.


.

Entertainment »

Strong and confident female characters attract Kriti Sanon


Actress Kriti Sanon is all set for a superb 2019 with Luka Chuppi, Arjun Patiala, Housefull 4 and Panipat. The characters the actress is essaying are strong-minded and confident as she is drawn towards such empowered characters. Kriti’s role in Bareilly Ki Barfi as Bitti was that of an independent ...

Editorial »

Prevent gas cylinder and pipeline explosions


GAS explosion has become very common in the country nowadays. Even if someone escapes death, the victim has to suffer burn injury or loss of valuable organs. The authorities concerned still did not take any effective step to control such incidents. In the latest incident, seven people including a couple ...

Entertainment »

Malaika Arora opens up about her divorce with Arbaaz Khan


Malaika Arora, who is recently making headlines for her relationship with Arjun Kapoor and the couples social PDA, recently opened up about her divorce with Arbaaz Khan on a radio show. Talking about her divorce she revealed that it was a mutual decision to part ways so that they could ...

City »

BNP Standing Committee Member Dr. Khondkar Mosharraf Hossain, among others, at a discussion organised by Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Muktijoddha Dal at the Jatiya Press Club on Tuesday demanding release of BNP Chief Begum Khaleda Zia.


.

International »

Pakistan PM urges talks on Kashmir blast, warns India against attack


Reuters, Islamabad :Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday Pakistan was ready to cooperate with India in its investigation of a deadly bombing in the disputed Kashmir region last week, which India blamed on Pakistan, but warned of retaliation if attacked.Tension between the nuclear-armed neighbors has risen sharply over the ...

Sports »

Al Amin Zumar and Mukhtar Hossain of Daffodil International University receiving the championship trophy of the Inter-University Badminton Tournament and a cheque of Taka 15,000 from Dr Mohammed Farashuddin, Chairman, Board of Trustees of East West University, at the playground of East West University in the city on Monday.


.

Editorial »

Not memorization, students need analytical involvement


ABOUT one lakh students have applied to the Directorate of Primary Education (DPE) of the Primary and Mass Education Ministry for reexamination of their results, claiming that justice will be established if the authorities work properly. Some of students who failed in the examination alleged that they did not get ...

International »

`Crime may have been committed` by Trump: Ex-FBI official


AP, Washington :Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview that aired Sunday that a "crime may have been committed" when President Donald Trump fired the head of the FBI and tried to publicly undermine an investigation into his campaign's ties to Russia. McCabe also said in the ...

Entertainment »

Moury Salim prefers challenging roles


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Actress of present generation Moury Salim has been engaged with acting for many days. Though she has been busy with acting for long time but could not get the opportunity to work in challenging roles properly or the directors did not utilise her acting quality appropriately. On ...

Cricket »

Girona beat Real Madrid


BBC Online :Real Madrid missed the chance to go second in La Liga as Girona came from behind to record a surprise away win on Sunday.Casemiro powerfully headed in from Toni Kroos' deep cross from the right wing to give the hosts a first-half lead.Cristhian Stuani's penalty made it 1-1 ...

City »

Director General of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute Dr. Abul Kalam Azad speaking at the inaugural ceremony of a training programme on 'Marker Assisted Selection' at its seminar room in Gazipur on Monday.


.

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news