The US presidency is more than just political leadership - the person who holds that role is also the country's Head of State.
It is for this reason that the result of Tuesday's election has sparked such passion among American voters.
But while some have taken to the streets in protest at the election of Donald Trump, others told ITV News they believe actions speak louder than words - and they're willing to give him a chance to show his true colours.
ITV News at Ten presenter Tom Bradby reports:
Donald Trump's campaign was decidedly unflattering towards Mexicans - but there is hope over the border his words will not amount to action.
Donald Trump alluded to the good relationship enjoyed by Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher in his phone call with Theresa May.
Following the election of Donald Trump in the US presidential election, can the special relationship between the UK and the US continue?