So congratulations to Donald J. Trump as he has been formally selected by the electoral college to be the next President of the United States. I would also wish him good luck as I think he is going to need it, as will we all, because the last couple of days have been a taster of the complex and confusing word he will very shortly be trying to lead his country through. His reactions this week have not been promising as opening his mouth before knowing all the facts might work on twitter but it doesn’t in the real dangerous world out there. Perhaps now he might start to pay attention to the daily intelligence briefings and maybe, just maybe, grasp the fact that he perhaps isn’t as wise as he might have thought he was in front of those large adoring crowds on the campaign.
Of course his advisors will rightly point out he only promised to make America great again not the rest of the world and that is a very valid point. However, the days when the world was so far away have long gone and what can seem like a very insignificant event in a far off part of the world can come and bite the President of the United States on the bum if he is not paying attention. Let us all hope that the next President doesn’t have to learn that painful lesson.