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President-Elect Trump Faced With Turning Promises Into Policy

  • The Republican hasn’t provided many details on his pledges
  • Unclear how he would build wall or renegotiate trade deals
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Blanchflower: Will Trump's Rhetoric Meet Reality?

Donald Trump’s surprise election Tuesday as U.S. president means the repudiation of Barack Obama’s legacy and a strong likelihood Republicans will undo many of his accomplishments, including Obamacare and trade deals, and seek tax cuts for the rich.

While Trump has made broad promises, he has offered few details of how he would execute them. Even though Republicans hold control of both chambers of Congress, it’s unclear Trump will have devoted partners. Most lawmakers from the party, including House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, haven’t embraced his highest-profile ideas, such as building a wall on the Mexican border.