American voters across the political spectrum, along with wary observers around the world, are asking: What will the new Trump administration set at the top of its list? And what will it accomplish?
The president-elect's first task will be to try to find a wider base of support for the "movement" that he credits with sweeping him into the White House.
"To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people," he told a cheering crowd in New York early Wednesday morning. "It is time. I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all of Americans, and this is so important to me."
Unifying a deeply divided electorate will be a tall order, but it won't be a prerequisite for the new president to begin the political revolution he promised his supporters.
Throughout the campaign, Trump boldly promised a laundry list of accomplishments in his first 100 days that would rival the full-term achievements of any modern president. He has promised to:
Appoint judges "who will uphold the Constitution" and "defend the Second Amendment."
Build a wall on the southern border and restrict immigration "to give unemployed Americans an opportunity to fill good-paying jobs."
"Stand up to countries that cheat on trade, of which there are many" and crack down on companies "that send jobs overseas."
"Repeal and replace job-killing Obamacare — it is a disaster."
Lift federal restrictions on energy production.
"There is one common theme in all of these reforms," Trump has said repeatedly. "It's going to be America first."
For many of his critics, the list seemed wildly, improbably ambitious. But the Democratic Party's failure to win back control of either chamber of Congress means the Republican Party will control the legislative process. That will likely end at least some of the partisan gridlock that stymied much the Obama administration's agenda.
Still, the Trump White House will face a divided GOP on Capitol Hill, to say nothing of the deep divisions among Americans.
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