Even though most are treating Donald Trump as America’s “president-elect”, the reality is that until today (December 19) he is just the Republican nominee who probably will become the president-elect of the United States.
Many observers of US politics ignore that the new American president, whoever that is, will have to deal on a daily basis with Congress. Understanding Congress and its relationship with the presidency is fundamental to understanding US politics.
Lately every conversation about US politics ends in the same way. The question people seem obsessed with is: “What happens if Donald Trump wins?”
Most of the American and international media have been somewhat arguing between the lines that the 2016 US presidential race is different from past elections.