Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a campaign event in Pensecola, Florida U.S. November 2, 2016.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Jonathan Cohn – ‘Millions To Lose Insurance,’ And Other Likely Headlines From The Trump Presidency

Millions of people lose health insurance.

Undocumented workers face new threats of deportation.

Progress on reducing greenhouse gases starts to reverse.

Conservatives regain a majority in the Supreme Court, and are poised to expand their influence.

Deficits rise, forcing cuts to programs on which the poor and middle class depend.

Those are some of the headlines you could see over the next four years, now that Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States.

Trump did not run a substantive campaign. He talked about policy only sporadically, without much detail and frequently in contradictory terms.  This created the impression that he didn’t have ideas about what he wanted to do ― and that he’d act unpredictably.

Trump also fought with Republican leaders in Congress, particularly House Speaker Paul Ryan, and adopted a few key positions ― particularly on trade ― that were at odds with the party’s orthodoxy. This created the impression that he wouldn’t be able to govern, because he wouldn’t be able to collaborate with Congress.

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