Donald Trump is not yet the president but he’s already treating his new job like his old job – hiring and firing people with all the drama of a national reality TV show. And this next leader of the free world will be the king of drama. Patterns are emerging, like the fact that Trump thinks being unpredictable is cool, he likes to be surrounded by billionaire and/or celebrity peers, he has an unhealthy relationship with conspiracy theorists and no relationship with the press, he literally cannot use any other form of communication except Twitter, and he thinks military generals make the best leaders. This new normal may be part of the transition roller coaster, or it may form a permanent part of his presidency. Either way, strap yourselves in; this is going to be a bumpy ride.
Luckily for the American people, Trump will be presiding over a high rollers club where the net worth of his multi-billionaire cabinet will surpass anything seen in Smaug’s mountain lair. So while he’s unlikely to uphold his populist promises to take on the corrupt elites, regulate Wall Street and let most of that 1% money trickle down into the middle and working classes, the market is convinced that Trump and his silver spoon buddies are unlikely to do anything to negatively affect the general economy (or their collective business interests). But Trump’s relaxed attitude toward his own business interests may mean that he is willing to overlook any conflicts his cabinet might have. So there’s that.
It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas for the Republican Party. For those who were expecting Donald Trump to drain the swamp, sweep away corruption and shake things up in Washington – well, they might eventually get a watered down version of that. And for those who were expecting the ex-Democrat New Yorker to be a more moderate president than his campaign suggested – well, he seems to be going full Republican. Case in point: Trump’s super conservative cabinet picks seem to point to just another wall-street-loving, abortion-hating, climate-skeptical, alt-right-leaning Republican administration heading to the White House. No doubt this appeals to the majority of the Republican establishment but Democrats are apparently already looking for ways to make things difficult on the other side of the aisle. However even with the current recount, their options are extremely limited.
Feel that money can’t buy happiness? Well it doesn’t hurt. Movie for your millionaire mood: Richie Rich