One doll to Trump them all

Russian nesting dolls depicting (from left) former US presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump at a souvenir store in Moscow on Wednesday. Mr Trump will be the first billion
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Russian nesting dolls depicting (from left) former US presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump at a souvenir store in Moscow on Wednesday.

Mr Trump will be the first billionaire president of the United States and the first modern US president with no government or military experience.

The Russian ruble dropped as he won the presidential race, driving down crude prices on concern that his protectionist policies will sap global growth.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 12, 2016, with the headline 'One doll to Trump them all'. Print Edition | Subscribe