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The Inauguration of the 45th President of the USA - What's Going to Happen Next?

A little tidbit I learned some time ago is that Barack Obama held the title of the 44th President of the USA, but he is actually only the 43rd person to hold office as the President of the USA.

This is because Grover Cleveland was president for two terms but his terms were non-consecutive. He was president from 1884 - 1888 and from 1892 - 1896, having lost the 1888 elections, and was therefore the 22nd and the 24th president.

That would make Donald Trump the 44th person to be president, but still holding the title of 45th President of the USA based on their numbering system.

A minor discrepancy but a discrepancy nonetheless.

So now that President Trump is in the White House, what's going to happen next?

The angered naysayers and up-in-arms protesters may disagree, but, practically speaking, it's very unlikely that much is going to change in our typical daily lives in the first year or so. 

A little further down the road, we'll see financial markets rock, though they've always been a house of cards anyway.

We'll see a lot of nitpicking on as-yet-unfulfilled campaign promises and over-analysis of President Trump's speeches and interviews.

We'll see unease in numerous nations across the world as they grapple with this new reality.

We'll get reports of more unrest, disasters and violence.

We'll experience a rise in complaints and uncivilised conduct on social media platforms.

We'll also witness changes in relations between countries.

Essentially, the exact same things that have already been happening in the past decades.

There are many unseen forces and players at work in this world we live in. There are huge arrays of factors in play. There are events already set in motion that will continue to advance.

Why do we think that a single human being is going to be solely responsible for things happening and things to come? 

He is going to be a fairly large factor, no doubt, but he isn't going to be the only one.

So let's all calm down and let things take their course. Give the man a chance.

We can always berate him later if he deserves it.

Who knows? He may earn our respect and accolades instead.

President Trump Official Portrait

Official Portrait of President Donald Trump