Will President-elect Donald Trump really make America “great”?

The Record Staff

He promised to “Make America great again.” He now has four years – barring impeachment – to make good on that promise to our nation.

 Donald Trump was named the U.S. president-elect early Wednesday morning. In one of the most divided elections in American history, Trump won key swing states Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania to take the election over Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Trump’s win, along with a Republican win in the House, gives the party a majority in all three branches, assuming his appointment of a Republican Supreme Court justice.

 “This is a historic night,” Vice President-elect Mike Pence said at Trump Headquarters in New York City on Wednesday. “The American people have spoken and the American people have elected their new champion.”

 In a presidential race that raised many socioeconomic questions, the outcome answers very few and raises many more. In its current state, is America not “great”? Does Trump’s idea of “great” align with the majority of Americans’ ideas of great? Can Trump truly be a “champion” of the American people? In due time, those questions will be answered, and as a democratic nation, all of America will be forced to live with the truth. In the meantime, the soon-to-be 45th President of the United States of America filled Americans’ heads with delusions of grandeur.

 “Every single American will get to realize their potential,” Trump said. “We are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild infrastructure, which will become second to none. We will put millions of people to work as we rebuild it. We have a great economic plan. We will double our growth and have the strongest economy anywhere in the world.”

 Anything’s possible though, right? They say all you need to make it big in America is a dollar and a dream. For Trump, all he needed was a “small loan of a million dollars.”

 “I’ve just received a call from Secretary Clinton,” Trump announced at the beginning of his acceptance speech. “She congratulated us… I congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard fought campaign. I mean, she fought very hard.”

 Gloria Borger, a CNN political analyst, called Trump’s presidency a “new world order.”

 Welcome to a “new world,” America. We’ve earned it, inherited it, owned it, are stuck with it. Regardless of your position, here we are. Trump’s America promises to “get along with all other nations,” so long as they’re “willing to get along with us.”

 In addition to many American public figures, there’s a lengthy list of global leaders who have expressed dislike for and distrust of Trump.