Reaction to the Inauguration
After the 45th inauguration of Donald J. Trump I am still in disbelief. The election of Trump is a statement to the true state of the U.S. Racism is still very much alive in the United States despite what many people may think. The Trump voters of the U.S blatantly ignored the misconduct of Trump. According to CNN, 62,979,879 Americans voted for Trump despite some of the racist, misogynist, and inappropriate comments he made throughout the entire election. It is most shocking to me that through several incidents Trump was still elected. I can’t understand how so many people can just simply over look these things, more importantly that they believe these comments are acceptable from a president.
Since Trump was elected I’ve read several articles from the point of view of Trump supporters. Reading these articles has sparked a bit of sympathy. I am starting to understand why some people voted for Trump. Those factory workers in Michigan and in small towns in Pennsylvania who also voted for President Obama presented a new point of view for me. Americans are scared for the future and they believe a drastic change like Trump is the best solution.
Although I don’t believe that Trump will do as good a job as President Obama, I am hopeful. Recently in discussion someone said “Hoping that Trump does not succeed in office is like hoping your pilot would get sick in the middle of the flight”. If Trump does badly in office the U.S. does bad and it affects all of us. If anything at all I hope Trump brings a new perspective to politics and pushes more policy for the everyday person and not just the 1%