I left the USA long ago (thank heavens) but still keep up on the news because, much as I loathe to admit it, as the US goes, so goes much of the rest of the world.
Though Hillary and Trump are carbon copies of each other (only the gender is different), two of my favourite "alternate" news economists have so far failed to see Trump as he is.
Gerald Celente - has consistently talked about Obama's "white shoe boys" - Geitner, Michael Froman, etc. In a recent Trends In The News telecast, he stated that Trump isn't appointing the same people and so his appointments are somehow "new" and "untarnished" Tell me, Mr. Celente, what is it about Mnuchin and Bannon that is not "white shoe boy"? (Sorry, can't find the youtube link right now)
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: He has consistently railed against the big banks and yet, in a recent interview said that Trump needs to be given a chance. The folks Trump is appointing to his cabinet are new to politics and so maybe he can control them. What? Hello?? Are you kidding me? Dr. Roberts keeps talking about how Trump is not going to start nuclear war with Russia. Well, Mr. Roberts, there are many different kinds of war and nuclear war can start with a spark from sources not even considered. While he might not confront Russia directly, Trump's economic proposals and economic advisors will hurt people WORLD WIDE. Civil unrest (due to economic poverty) can lead to nuclear war.
Two people that I used to highly respect are on the Trump wagon. How very very very sad.
Just like Hillary, Trump will do NOTHING to close the gap between the wealthy and the poor - he will very likely widen it. Trump's version of the white shoe boys will ensure that more and more people will have less and less. And then there will most definitely be war.