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Why I’m Disappointed in the Election

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A day that many of us hoped would never come is here; Donald Trump is elected as the next president of the United States.

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Trump gesturing at one of his rallies. Photo by Wikimedia Commons.

I am not only shocked, but also terrified for the future of this country. Granted, this was not the most ideal election situation with the candidates offered, but America has chosen the worst possible outcome.

This is the same man that we all took as a joke when he first announced his campaign. Not only does he have no political experience whatsoever, but also a terrible history. He has been quoted for disrespecting women and making racist remarks on multiple occasions with word choices too inappropriate to publish. Our country voted for a hot head that has no disregard in his remarks or his actions. This is the man that has been chosen
to lead our country- the man that our youth is going to look up to.

I don’t know if it’s scarier that Trump has this kind of history, or the fact that a majority of our citizens voted for him. The American people turned a blind eye to the fact that this candidate has a history of being fined for refusing service to African Americans when he was the head of his family’s real estate companyHe made fun of a man with disabilities at one of his rallies. Trump claimed in the presidential debates that all Mexican immigrants are rapists or drug dealers. This man has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault. Our next president denies the fact that global warming exists. He didn’t even refuse the endorsement from the KKK for his campaign, and if that doesn’t send an alarming message, I don’t know what could.

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Clinton speaking at one of her rallies before the election. Photo by Wikimedia Commons.

It would be unfair of me to say that everyone who voted for Trump is racist or sexist, but I am saying that there is significant evidence that Trump is both of those things, and the fact that so many people were willing to ignore these facts and vote for him anyways makes me sad for the future of this country.

But I think the saddest part of this is that a woman with a law degree and actual experience in government and politics could not beat a reality TV show host that claims to be a “businessman.” Hillary Clinton has been fighting for equal rights since she was the first lady. She has the intent to make life easier on the middle and lower class by lowering their taxes. She isn’t only thinking about the successful Americans, but everyone. She would’ve fought for and protected the rights of minorities; with Trump in office, these people are now afraid for their lives. As a woman in office she would’ve been the best fit to fight the wage gap and protect women’s rights. Now, we have a man that claims he would’ve dated his daughter if she were not related to him.

It’s hard for me to fathom that so many people didn’t vote for an amazingly qualified woman, and the main reasoning is because of her name. In every debate, Trump would compare her ideas to those of Bill Clinton. It’s incredibly unfair to hold her accountable for the actions of her husband when her ideas are completely different.

It’s real; this election actually just happened. We have just elected Donald Trump as our president, and there’s no going back now. All we can do now is try and protect the rights that are most important to us and hope the next four years go by fast enough.

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