Well what do I say?
First off I want it to be known that I did not vote for either candidate. I would be experiencing the same emotion regardless of who won. I, as most millennials, through my support to Bernie Sanders and when he did not receive the nomination I moved my vote to a third party.
How do I feel about Trump winning?
Here’s the thing. Trump won. My feelings towards it do not matter. He is the president elect and will be taking over for Obama on Jan 20th. He will be the next president so all we can do is move on.
Thoughts on winners and losers.
Be kind to one another. It was a neck to neck race and the passion people felt for their candidate does not die out because the election is over. Clinton supporters are still as passionate for Clinton as Trump supports are for Trump. So this is what we should keep in mind: we are all Americans. It is normally lost in the cut-throat republicans and democrat fighting but at the end of the day we are still one people united under a constitution. We are a democratic republic and Trump won by the rules of the system.
But Trump didn’t get the popular vote.
I know and he didn’t have to that’s not how this system works. Now my thoughts on the electoral college is that it is not good. However currently it is our system and he won. Also the popular vote was more or less 50-50 which means half of Americans wanted Trump. People do believe he is right for our country.
Do I think he is right for our country?
Like I said my feelings don’t matter and roughly 50% of Americans voted for Trump. So I am hoping that I can see what they see in him. The kindness has started to show through. He was very poised and respectful during his speech; even calling Clinton a valuable addition to our country and a worthy opponent. He also supports states making decisions on their own like the legalization of marijuana. Not to mention he has promised to protect our LGBTQ communities from violence. He has made comments in the past about deportation which would effect many of my close friends. However if he continues this respectable upwards trend he may very well end up being a fine president.
Trump, for all his fault, does seem to care about this country. Be kind to all. We are one nation.