President-Elect Trump's threat to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) should be taken seriously, despite how mercurial he has already proven to be in failing to follow through on a variety of other campaign promises.
That the entire presidential electoral process has been turned into a multi-billion-dollar enterprise where 'entertainment' trumps substance turns my stomach. That said, this election appears also to represent an important turning point.
Republicans aren't solely responsible for income inequality in America any more than Democrats are for the country's immigration problem. It has taken two to tango on these, and a variety of other topics, over the course of decades.