US Presidential election results 2016: America, the reality show begins January 2017

I am no big fan of Hillary Clinton, but then even a Times Square lamp post can figure out she was the better bet in this case, in any case.

Written by Nandagopal Rajan | New Delhi | Updated: November 9, 2016 7:46 pm
US presidential elections, 2016 US elections, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Minnesota jobs, Minnesota IBM layoffs. IBM news, Minnesota news, US elections news, US news, world news, latest news, indian express Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves at a campaign rally in Sterling Heights, Mich., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

California just voted to legalise marijuana. With what the US has done to itself it is going to need its bit of weed and may be some stronger stuff too. Despite all that he has said, despite all that he has done, despite all that he is, the US decided it was better to vote for the man with the golden tuft of hair that would make the bald headed eagle jealous. This is the point where you switch on the microphone and blurt out: “Houston, we have a problem”. But this time, the problem stretches all the way from Hartford to Honolulu.

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It is one big problem that might change the way the world perceives the US and how the US perceives itself. Mr President has the potential to divide this nation like never before and pull it away from its allies and partners all over the world. Yes, sound business sense might not always translate to good diplomacy or even politics.

I am no big fan of Hillary Clinton, but then even a Times Square lamp post can figure out she was the better bet in this case, in any case. But then this is America. This is the place where they hold world championships of what would essentially be inter-district matches in other parts of the world. This is the day when a country enlisted itself of Donald Trump’s The Apprentice. The reality show begins January 2017.

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There is one hope though. That the man who “won himself” an Emmy for his television performance is putting up a show to get him to high office. That would mean we could see a more sober, saner, quieter Trump when he checks in to Oval Office. Let’s just hold on to that hope for now.