Donald Trump has steadily become the most fear inducing president in our history

Many people have become angry and frustrated over this year’s election, and it may not get any better.


by Annabelle Meloy, Staff Writer

This column is one in a series of pieces written in reaction to the 2016 presidential election.

I am shocked, angry, disturbed, insulted, and utterly astounded. I woke up on November 9 believing that I would receive happy news. Instead, I saw the bright words “Donald Trump won the presidency” beaming on my phone.

On the Late Show, Stephen Colbert summed up feelings of anti-Trump Americans with the words, “There’s no way around it. This is what it feels like when America is made great again. I was really hoping it would feel better because this sucks.”

After hearing for 20 months the misogynistic and racist words of the most horrifying presidential candidate in the history of our country, the American people decided to elect him to the highest position in the country. He has perpetrated unwanted advances on women on several occasions and even confessed his mistrust of immigrants.

When Trump announced his candidacy for president he stated, “[Mexico’s] sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”

Right now, I can’t understand how anyone could support him, and I know I never will. Hillary Clinton was considered by many to be the most qualified candidate between the two by a large margin as she worked as Secretary of State under Barack Obama, was a senator from New York and was a lawyer for the Children’s Defense Fund. On the other hand, Trump has become the first president with no previous experience in a government or military position.

But Trump also appealed to his supporters because of the fact that he was a fresh face in politics and not one of the many familiar yet crooked politicians. What they didn’t factor in was that although he considers himself a regular citizen hoping for change, he will never be one of us. Trump will never understand the everyday struggle for many families of worrying about paying for food or school for their children.

He cannot relate to normal citizens when he has been pampered his entire life and never had to work for anything after receiving one million dollars from his father to start his career. Yes, he’s built businesses from the ground up, but he has also had many crumble before him, including four that have declared bankruptcy.

I know some people may say that I am overreacting or too critical of our next president, but I still completely agree with Clinton when she said, “I know how disappointed you feel because I feel it, too. This is painful, and it will be for a long time.” She was the most qualified and deserved the presidential seat much more than a reality television star who will insult anyone just to garner attention for himself, even our most recent president Barack Obama.

Trump says he will work for all people which to me is completely unbelievable. Will he work for the middle and lower class? Will he work for women and their rights? What about the LGBT community that is still hoping to be fully accepted to this day? Trump has boasted of his wealth, demeaned women through cases of sexual assault and continuously said he is a traditionalist when it comes to marriage.

I cannot believe he has respect for anyone, especially women, after he said, “A person who’s flat-chested is very hard to be a ten. Ok?”

It’s hard to digest that a man with these views has the possibility to deport 11 million people, appoint a justice to reverse Roe vs. Wade, repeal the Affordable Care Act, and destroy the rights of millions.

But no, give this man all the power in the world, a man with exclusivist and narcissistic views. A man who clearly does not care for the whole of America. So I truly mean it when I say good luck to everyone with the next four years.