I'm a history major and as such i have studied past elections... all I can say is that we have been here before, where our country has been deeply divided over and election... Jefferson, Adams vs Jackson, Lincoln vs Douglas, and each time America still endured. especially after Lincoln won with the Civil War following soon after.
I'm not gonna sugar coat this... i am also scared, not because of Trump really, but because of just how divided our country is at the present. You have this very volatile overreaction on the left from Hilary supporters and this sore winner jackassness from the right who seem to think its all funny. it's not funny at all...
but even still there is a feeling of optimism in me that things will turn out for the better for us all.
Like Hilary says in her concession speech we do and should give Trump a chance to lead. As much as all those awful things he has said during his campaign, perhaps his style of governing our nation will be a different story. Maybe he will get the Republicans and Democratic parties to finally unite... if not to support him, perhaps to oppose him. One thing that always works to untie people is a common enemy, Will Trump represent that?
I'm giving him a chance because thats what I feel we owe him. He won and we have to let the transition of power go peacefully and let him try his hand at it.
Thats all i got to say, now what say you?
Most Helpful Girl
Here was my response on fb yesterday. I think it's fitting here
Lots of strong feelings going around today. I just have a few thoughts.
1. Lets keep it civil, people can disagree. It doesn't make them uneducated, racists, bigots or sexists. We will never be a great country if we harbor hatred for people who think differently than we do.
2. Trump won fair and square and sent a significant message. I think people need to accept that and look to the future. I have never been a fan of Obama but I still tried to respect the office of President.
3. It's not the end of the world so lets maybe try to look for the bright side of things. We are a strong people. Get involved on a local level in positive ways if you want to see real change.
4. For myself I'm going to give Trump a chance. A chance to prove my initial thoughts about him wrong. A chance to unite our divided country. He says he wants to work with and needs the help of those who oppose him. I will take him at his word for now that he will attempt to do that.
I am choosing faith over fear today.3
Most Helpful Guy
dude your sentiment is almost exactly how i feel.
presidents have said crazy stuff to get themselves elected. trump is a hard guy to pin down. he was democrat, pro liberal in favor on gun control who married two immigrants. so it's hard to know did he really go so far right or he just playing the game.
as you said what scares me most is the huge number of people who took no issue with his rhetoric and supported him more than trump himself2