Sound Off: The New Mr. President

November 8th. November 8th was the day to vote. November 8th was Clinton versus Trump.

November 9th was the day that history was made. November 9th was the day that a tumultuous battle between the two candidates has ended. November 9th was the day Hillary Clinton conceded. November 9th was the day that Donald Trump was elected to be the President of the United States of America.

Not addressing this years presidential election would defeat the whole entire purpose of this blog. This blog is beyond sharing inspiration to stay organized and become a better you. It’s a platform to discuss the issues no one wants to talk about. The ‘elephant’ in the room. Hence why this blog is called Chaotic Critic and my Sound Off series was created.

With 279 electoral votes Trump won the race. Clinton on the other hand won the popular vote. So this just goes to show popularity doesn’t really matter in the end after all. She fought. She didn’t stop fighting. Yet, am I really surprised she didn’t win? After having a black president for 8 years, was Hillary really going to make history by becoming the first ever female president?

Did I vote for Hillary? Yes. Am I a fan of Donald? Hell no. Do I personally care who you voted for? At this point? No. After the primary it was clear that it would be Clinton versus Trump. It was clear that one of them would be elected president. It was clear that either Democrats or Republicans would take over the U.S. Congress. It was clear that it would be a battle. It was also clear that a lot of people were not taking Trump’s presidency run as seriously as they should have.

The debates were intense. Hillary clearly had the most expertise under her belt as a former First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State. Donald? He was a twitter finger happy businessman best known for his Trump Towers. People had their reservations on each candidate as neither were perfect. People quickly picked sides. The polls would measure the winner.

Let’s look past the controversy that surrounds voting. Looking past the issues that each person stood on. Donald Trump vowed to ‘Make America Great Again.’ That’s what his entire campaign. According to him, Obama clearly had done nothing but destroy this country. There needed to be wall built between the U.S. and Mexico. Immigrants needed to go back to their countries. Oh then there was the tidbit about his locker room talk about women. Let’s not even get into his comments on the LGBT community.

Donald Trump is the representation of many American people: racist, pompous, sexist, and chauvinistic.

I pledge… that I will be president for all Americans. This is so important to me.

-Donald Trump

Could this be true? Is this really what he plans to do. His entire campaign was to get rid of the “bad apples.” So now we’re one nation? Now it’s time for everything to come together? While I hope that Donald Trump means what he says, he has stirred the pot. Were all the demeaning and offensive statements he made throughout his campaign all a lie?

Have you seen the signs of “Make America White Again?” Let’s not bypass the topic of  RACISM! For those that think that it doesn’t exist, you’re blind and oblivious. Donald Trump has, unfortunately, brought out the suppressed racists that have been dwelling in their homes. They’ve been waiting for an opportunity. Trump gave them leverage for sure.

This is painful and it will be for a long time, but I want you to remember this. Our campaign was never about one person or even one election. It was about the country we love and about building an America that’s hopeful, inclusive and big-hearted. We have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought, but I still believe in America and I always will. If you do, then we must accept this result and then look to the future.

-Hillary Clinton

I commend Hillary Clinton for taking the loss like a champ. To concede in a race at this caliber is beyond difficult, but she put her ego aside and offered her services for the greater good of this country. This is an example of what needs to be done in this country.

Everybody is sad when their side loses an election. But the day after, we have to remember that we’re actually all on one team. This is an intramural scrimmage. We’re not Democrats first, we’re not Republicans first. We’re Americans. We’re patriots first. We all want what’s best for this country.

-Barack Obama

Cheers to the coolest President. While we may not agree with what Trump says, what he does, what he believes, we can only strive and come together to build this country up. Whether we like it or not, he is the president elect of the United States. Enjoy the holiday season everyone because on January 20th, 2017, it’ll be official. We cannot afford, literally, to destroy each other and make America a war zone. It’s time to regroup and refocus.

Voting is not just in November. We must act and vote throughout the year. Voting every 4 years will never make a difference. Rioting every now and then will not make a difference. In order to change we must be consistent in our strides. We continuously lose due to our inconsistencies and waiting until the last minute to make a change.

This is not the end of the world. It is disappointing? Hell yeah. For those that thought Trump was a joke and had no chance due to lack of experience, the joke is clearly on you. Hopefully this will make my fellow Americans aware of the politics in this country and to take the government more seriously.


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