A prediction made on the Simpsons 16 years ago came true early this morning, as Donald Trump was elected President of the United States.
What the heck happened?!?!
I can tell from reading my Facebook feed that a lot of my friends were as shocked as I was waking up this morning. How could that many people be duped into believing that Donald Trump has their best interests at heart? A man who has boasted about sexual assault, called women pigs, slobs and dogs, and rates their appearance on a number scale, is supported by the KKK, talks about building a wall between the US and Mexico as a solution to illegal immigration, and so on and so on. Anyone I have spoken with who supports Trump has not given me one good reason why they support him. They say things like, “He seems like a good guy. He will bring something different to the table.” Different is right. And this kind of different, frankly, scares me.
I can only imagine how frustrated Hillary Clinton is. She has worked in politics for most of her life, has a long-list of achievements to her name that more than qualify her to run a country. What qualifications does Trump have?
I guess we’ll have to wait and see how the next four years play out, maybe I’ll end up eating my words. But if I was going to make a prediction right now, I’d say he won’t last four years. Good luck, America. I wish the best for you but I won’t be visiting for the next little while.