I am such a cynic when it comes to politicians. I think almost every politician will tell whatever lies he/she needs to in order to get elected.
If that politician has the good of his country at heart, then the result is usually good, at least if he/she has the sense to know what is good for the country.
If the politician only has a thirst for power, then the result will not be good.
We'll have to see what happens, but a lot of what was said during the campaign worries me. I would still be worried if the result had been the opposite, but the worries would be different ones.
When Alberta elected an NDP government, at first I was shocked and surprised. But I was willing to say, "Let's see what Ms. Notley can do with the mess we are in." Our other two parties in Alberta committed political suicide, so, in hindsight, I shouldn't have been surprised.
When Justin Trudeau was elected, I was willing to say, "Let's give the kid a chance to show what he can do."
I find it hard to express a similar sentiment today. But the USA, and the rest of the world have little choice but to wait and see.
This is the first US election I can remember where it has seemed that whatever happened, the majority of Americans would be disappointed. But they are putting on a brave face today, at least saying they believe that the democratic process has worked.