POINT OF VIEW – Time will tell

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He has promised to make America great again. The Donald never fails to astound. Be that as it may, he should be allowed to play his hand. 

The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States was in many ways a revolutionary choice that brought the American electorate’s disenchantment with its political establishment out into the open in a very brutal manner. It was totally unexpected. 

The political platform favoured by the newly elected president was as unpre- dictable as it was unusual, essentially re- volving around the promise to restore the United States to the splendour and prestige of a bygone era in which no one thought that it might be a waning superpower and everyone expected the US to exercise long- term imperial domination over the world without any relevant opposition. 

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