Transition to Trump
-I actually did vote for him. And I know that, you know, our economy has been kind of struggling. I am recent college grad and my generation has been really-really had a hard time with finding jobs and careers and stuff. So, I’m excited.
-He’s a very successful businessman and I think that we’ll see a lot of good changes.
-America? I don’t see anything good. I …, you know, he uses thee Twitter and argues with everyone. He’s not very healing. And I don’t see him being healing with anyone in the world, either. If you go in New York City, yeah, no one wants him. And we’ve all lived him. と議論する、癒し系、世界中の誰に対してでも、
-This is probably the most difficult election that I’ve ever been involved in. I have to be quite honest with you. I was not real happy with either candidate. But we would hope that he, not being of the political establishment, will be able to use that to his advantage and not get gridlocked in some of the things that we’ve seen over the last eight years.
-What are your thoughts on how the new presidency will play out in the next four years?
-I think there are a number of kind of hurdles and tests for any new president.
-Even though Donald Trump and Barack Obama have different personalities and won the election in different ways, they both, I think, are likely to face many of the same tests.
-Do you think the first 100 days will go smoothly?
-I think the first 100 days will be an important test, the way it is for every president, and that within that 100 days we will have a much better sense of what sort of administration this is going to be – what sort of pace, what sort of mood, how he connects with voters, how he connects with Congress, what it all means.
-Will we be seeing a new Donald Trump?
-There is always, in American politics, this question of what will be the difference between the campaign and the government? And, of course, it’s different to run a campaign than it is to govern.
-A campaign is about ideas. It is about rallying people, making them excited. It’s a about a vision and a dream and a plan. And then government is…the difference between that and putting that into action.
-How is he different from all the past presidents?
-Every president is different in some way, but one obvious difference is that he doesn’t have a lifetime of political experience.
-He is a showman. He has entertainer skills and he has a good instinct for how to get attention. And that has helped him, obviously, during the campaign.
-But, again, the difference between campaigning and government is where the rubber sort of meets the road on this.