It’s hard to see much hope for the world now, but let’s look for some brightness in the despair of the prospect of a Trump presidency.
10: The entertainment will not stop – especially when Trump gets his Twitter account back.
9: Trump clearly doesn’t like hard work, so don’t expect him to drive through major changes in legislation that require that.
8: The Republicans in the House and Senate have huge differences of opinions with Trump – so expect some issues will never be resolved.
7: At heart Trump is really a liberal on many social issues, so if he has a conscience don’t expect too much action on LGBT rights or abortion. Sadly he doesn’t seem to have a conscience.
6: It’s going to be a lot cheaper to travel to and buy things from the USA, just like the UK at the moment.
5: The US economy is vast, irrepressible and resilient – it can and will keep steaming ahead, despite what happens in Washington. Wait for the stock markets to drop 40% then invest. Or maybe 60%.
4: Gun sales will fall, as they only rise with Democratic presidents, especially black ones.
3: Expect an abundance of news about the clueless and constantly churning staff working for and placed by Trump.
2: Fox News and their ilk will have nobody else to blame for their manufactured woes.
1: New Zealand tourism will boom – although we may have to enforce immigration law for US visitors.