On the 20th January 2017 Donald Trump will officially become President of the United States (US). Whilst his victory was a surprise to many and has been deemed controversial in light of Russia's potential involvement, the question has to be, what is in store for the United States and the rest of the world?

Pledges and promises made by Trump

Like most other President's, the first one hundred days is key. As a candidate and now President-elect, Trump has made a number of pledges about what he will do once he enters office. One of these pledges was the building of the wall with Mexico, which Trump stated would be "artistically beautiful" as the Washington Post reported.

There has also been the promise by Trump to end Obamacare and replace it with something "so much better", to rebuild the country's "aging infrastructure", to bar Syrian refugees and to strengthen the military to ensure that "nobody's going to mess with us". Furthermore, as The New York Times reported further alterations may occur on the international scene. With regards to Europe, changes on "modern alliances, trade deals and foreign aid" may happen and in the middle east, improved relations with Israel, a possible alliance with Russia and "fresh conflict" with Iran are also on the cards.

Why Trump's pledges may become a reality

What is interesting is that what was promised by Trump may well become a reality.

This is due to the fact that, as the Los Angeles Times stated, the Republicans currently control both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Whilst obviously one does not know what will happen in the future, it seems that the cards are heavily stacked in Trump's favour. Despite opposition during the presidential campaign, there has been vocal support for the Republican from a number of different sources, including Hulk Hogan and Paul O'Neill. Whatever the future holds for america's next president, one cannot argue with the fact that his starting position is much stronger than many of his predecessors.