The woman who was accusing Trump of rape when she was 13 got multiple death threats dropped the charge. Trump however faces a class-action suit again "Trump University." I imagine that he will find a way out of that by settling. But he will face a continuing investigation into his fraudulent Trump Foundation. The Supreme Court will be stacked with super conservatives. Choice for women is likely to be under further pressure. Roe could be overturned, and we will go back to illegal abortions. Racists will feel free to display their racism. Look for more Dixie flags. Misogynists and men who freely grab women have been given license to do that--it's cool and funny, right? Xenophobia has been legitimized. Poor people are likely to lose whatever health care they have.
It's all hard to process this morning.
Would Bernie have done better against Trump? I think so. Or perhaps. The people wanted change---major change--and no matter how popular Obama was, his candidate--and mine--did not represent change, which the country was demanding. One white woman in Grand Rapids told a reporter that with Trump's win: "We can take back America." He asked her to explain what the meant. "We can drain the swamp" she said. Revolutionary words, for sure. Just like the era of the French Revolution.
It's a world-wide period of revolution and unrest. We are simply a part of it. A democracy gets the leaders the voters deserve.--lorraine