It’s been a year since Donald Trump won the US presidential election.
His victory marked the end of one of the most ugly presidential races in America, between Trump and his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.
Reporting from the candidates’ headquarters in New York, Euronews’ Stefan Grobe and Mark Davis gave us their analysis of events as the election unfolded.
“I will be president for all Americans,” Trump told the cheering crowd of supporters.
A year on, while his approval ratings are at a record low, support among core followers remains rock solid: 98 per cent of Trump voters still approved of him.
It’s been one year since the US election – Donald Trump has done absolutely nothing since becoming President https://t.co/vwS0fqjxEe— The Independent (@Independent) 7 novembre 2017
The anniversary was a chance for Mark and Stefan, from Euronews’ Lyon headquarters and Brussels’ offices respectively, to hook up again and take stock.
Stefan Grobe: “Well, Mark, that was quite a remarkable night exactly one year ago in New York, and you haven’t gotten any older I must say! I am not sure about myself. This has been an incredible year. Obviously, ‘President Trump’... I am still struggling sometimes getting used to that, but we have gotten used to so many things in the first year of the Trump presidency. What is your take? Did anything that came to your mind a year ago surprise you?
Mark Davis: “Most of us are starting to get used to these three words ‘President’, ‘Donald’ and ‘Trump’ together. We are perhaps having a little more difficulty getting used to his style of presidency. Donald Trump’s preferred organ of communication is still Twitter. And this is something we have never seen before from a US president. We have become used to the daily tirades, the morning tweets that give us quite an idea of the mood that Donald Trump is in on any given day. And yourself Stefan?”
Stefan Grobe: “I think he’s exhausting us with his tweets and his bombast. Now that I am in Brussels I’m hearing a lot of subdued talk, to put it mildly, among European leaders about the Trump administration. And my feeling is that in Europe people have settled on a policy of just wait him out. We don’t expect anything from him over the remaining three years. Just wait him out. Don’t try to educate him, don’t try to appease him. He is what he is and we have to deal with him.”