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Trump Presidency opens possibilities

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Submitted by Michael S, Nov 13, 2016 at 15:17

HI, Tovey. It's over. Trump won.

In foreign policy, which comes to the forefront immediately in the form of congratulatory calls, etc., it seems President The Donald is putting a high priority on US-UK relations; and he will likely fast-track a bilateral trade agreement with them: he will put them "at the front of the queue", not "at the back", as Obama said he would. The EU bigshots, such as Merckel, Hollande, etc. have been less than friendly; and when they did "congratulate" our President-to-be, it was with an accompanying lecture.

I think Vladimir Putin was the first to congratulate The Donald. Small wonder, since he has been chafing under Obama's tenure. He's just so glad Hillary didn't win, it oozes out of him. This does not, however forebode a strong US-Russia relationship (The Trump-initiated call to Theresa May was far more telling); but it opens possibilities. For one thing, if the Europeans continue to want to play hardball with us, they might remember that it was a US-British-Russian alliance that won WWI; and that Europe lost.

As for Israel, the most powerful man on the Trump team is his very pro-Israel, Orthodox Jewish son-in-law. Donald also seems to get on well with Bibi; and he prefers to let the Jews and Arabs settle their affairs by themselves. This is the very best solution, for all involved.

Shalom shalom :-)

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