Evolving Thoughts About Trump’s Election and Coming to Terms With It

Did the media do this?

I didn’t vote for him. I admit my vote was more against him than for anyone. We had really crappy choices. Maybe it was because of how the media portrayed everyone this election cycle. I have only given it a passing thought that it was the media being out of control.
That said, I think it’s stupid for people, whether it be Republicans, Democrats, or any other party to say about our past presidents, current president or future presidents that “he’s not MY president.” Yeah, unless you’re giving up your citizenship, all presidents are OUR presidents. I do reserve the right to say “I didn’t vote for him” if he screws up or does something stupid, tries to do something illegal or unconstitutional, etc. I just hope that the divisive, bigoted rhetoric we heard from the campaign was just not a true portrayal of who he is and what he stands for. I hope that he simply got caught up in his inexperience and just said what he *thought* people wanted to hear. (Hint: most of it wasn’t!) Side note: does anyone else see him as the awkward teenager who still laughs at fart jokes when everyone else got over it when they were ten? LOL
We need him to prove to us and the world that he’s not the horrible person we’ve been shown. I am willing to give him a chance, though. But if he screws up, I’m also reserving my right to say, “I told you so.”  

Feelings About a Trump Election

Yes. I am sad about this turn of events. I voted against him. I’m sad, depressed, upset about his win. 

Had he not run his campaign on a basis of fear- and hate-mongering, we might have a very different feeling in America today. His behavior, words, and actions seemed to have whipped a section of his supporters into a frenzy where they feel like being ugly, bigoted, and divisive is okay. Hint: It’s not.

Had he run his campaign with the tone he used in his acceptance speech, I think a lot of people would be feeling better about his win. I appreciate that he’s said that we need to come together, but he’s the one who, to a large degree, tore us apart. He insulted most of the population. We’re going to need time to get past that. The only thing I have going for me is that I’m a legal citizen who happens to be white, something I’ve never felt the need to count on before.

Now, let’s see if he actually makes any improvements to America. It was already great, by the way.