The announcement that the president elect was Mr. Donald Trump evoked mixed emotions in people around the world. I can not explain why I was so emotional moved by what had happened in America except that partly I had hoped the most powerful nation on the earth would be led by a woman. Secondly I was afraid of Mr. Trump’s rhetoric about buildings walls to keep foreigners especially Muslims out of America
Two days after it had sunk in my head that the Americans had spoken by electing Mr. Trump as their next president I told myself I must get used to this result as it was how democracy works people have the right to choose who their leader is going to be.
Americans elected the man they want to lead their nation, a lot of reasons have been given for Mr. Trump’s victory some of them are loss of jobs a feeling that those in power were not listening to ordinary working Americans and a longing for change. As we watched on television those who were celebrating have hopes and expectations that Mr. Trump will bring about the change they hope for. Changes that are going to enhance their way of life especially making the most needed jobs available.
Presidency is a full time job which demands that the one who holds the office is available to lead the nation 24/7. The American president elect is an owner of 500 companies, business concerns which will still demand his leading. There is no doubt that Mr. Trump is an achiever for saying he set himself to win the election and he did.
My concern is, how is he going to divide his time between his business empire and the world’s powerful nation which is looked up to as far as world affairs is concerned. Those Americans who voted for him will be expecting him to deliver on his promises, the world will be expecting America to sort out problems in Syria and Iraq not forgetting all the other challenges which are currently causing concern as far as world peace is concerned. In my mind either Mr Trump’s business empire will be left to be run by whoever he chooses to do it on his behalf if he is going to give his all to deliver on his promises or he may leave the congress to run the affairs of the nation either way one of these demanding roles will have to give.
My hope is that those who voted for Mr. Trump will not be disillusioned when the change they so desire is not delivered simply because the man they elected to be president has a lot to take care of.