Seriously! Can you believe Donald J. Trump will be our next president? Talk about defying gravity! Against all odds the common working-class people raised up to voice their protest against a government of entitlement, exclusiveness and yes, corruption. The people have been heard.
My Hillary-supporting friends were geared up for a grand celebration and as the early votes were counted it looked as if they may need to go out buy more confetti. As people got off work and headed to the polls (hahaha, get it?) the scenario began to change. Like me, they were glued to their TV but unlike me their mood became more and more somber as the results trickled in. Most telling, but not surprising were the poll numbers from Washington DC itself. 96% Clinton 4% Trump. Says it all, doesn’t it? We the people were dog-tired of elite politicians, the media and celebrities prescribing policy on our behalf.
We are a nation of reality-loving performances and the reality of this election is beginning to sink in. It’s understandable that many are experiencing a mood of melancholy gloom. To those who are dismayed about this shake up I would offer the advice of Taylor Swift: Shake it Off! Shake it Off! There is hope for the future. Let’s give him four years and see what he can do. Let's square our shoulders and push ahead in defiant courage and support our newly elected president. If the results of this election were reversed I know I would be having a difficult time, probably be acrimonious and bitter. But as both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton said in their speeches, it’s time for our nation to come together to promote healing and unity.