Magazine TIME named President-elect Donald Trump the person of the year and wrote: This is the 90th time we have named the person who had the greatest influence, for better or worse, on the events of the year. So which is it this year: Better or worse? The challenge for Donald Trump is how profoundly the country disagrees about the answer. What would be your answer, please? For better or worse, and why?
What do you make out of President-elect Donald Trump-President Tsai Ing-wen phone call, how do you assess the importance of this phone call? Read few comments.
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What is in my view a halfhearted effort from Hillary Clinton’s camp to support recount is suddenly a bit of drama with tweets from Donald Trump like: In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally. In your opinion, how important or unimportant is this pos-telection episode, does this tell us something about the Trump’s approach to politics?
In terms of foreign policy how do you see the debate in Donald Trump’s transition team and possible appointments of people like Gen. Mike Flynn for National Security Advisor or Rep. Mike Pompeo for CIA chief? Do you see any hints which may tell us something about possible trends in future foreign policy of President Trump? Read few comments.
Stephen Bannon of Breitbart was just appointed as the chief strategist of President Donald Trump. In general what do you think about this appointment and what kind of effect it might have on white nationalist, alt-right scene in the US? Read few comments.
Many politicians in reaction on Trump’s victory claim that the lesson is that we have to listen to the people. It sounds good but what do you think should mainstream politicians do to counter this populist-extremist wave? Because it seems to me that their first instinct is that they will simply use more populistic rhetoric when talking to the people. Read few comments.