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Case of 'wait and see' with President-elect

Published 17/11/2016

President-elect Donald Trump smiles as he arrives to speak at an election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
President-elect Donald Trump smiles as he arrives to speak at an election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

US President-elect Donald Trump has unsettled many, but he can't force Mexico to build a wall between their countries and it is as yet unknown whether he really will follow through on the promises he made in his campaign.

What is clear is that 121 million Americans voted for their own futures - not to please the political commentators, the media, or pollsters, or Europe.

I hoped Hillary Clinton would win. She was vastly experienced in foreign and domestic politics.

Her husband, Bill, gave the Northern Ireland peace process his full support, coaxing all sides into making an agreement.

Mr Trump may be the one to make a few changes to the status quo. He may surprise us and be an effective force.

But we will have to wait to see.

MARY SULLIVAN

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