Give me time. My candidate did not win the 2016 Election and I’m still grieving. I’m disappointed, disheartened and disturbed.
I never thought a crass reality star would become my president, but I guess I had higher expectations in America. I think what I’m most upset about it is the girls in our nation that will grow up thinking a man who says “grab them by the pussy” is fit to be president. Is that really ok?
I guess I didn’t realize America was still so sexist against women. It blows my mind that a woman candidate that has been in politics her whole life was defeated by a man that never worked in politics a day in his life. I guess he is just a grenade to the system.
I don’t know what you think about it all, heck you may have voted for Trump to “make America great again.” But I always thought America was great. We have our setbacks and obviously this is one of them. You don’t have to agree with me because I don’t agree with Donald Trump being the president-elect. I don’t agree with how he treats women, African Americans, Hispanics and the disabled. I don’t agree with his environmental policies. I don’t agree with his Vice President. I don’t agree with him.
However, I’m not going to mock you if you voted for Trump like he mocks his critics. I’m not going to sit back and watch his presidency unfold either. I’m going to fight like hell and make sure candidates that I agree with will be elected into office. I’m going to make sure girls don’t think misogynistic comments are the norm. I’m going to fight for control over my body and I will fight the wage gap. I’m going to join arms with minorities to make sure violence is not used against them. I’m going to fight to combat climate change. I’m going to fight to win.
But, I won’t say Donald Trump is “not my president” because I live in America and guess what, he is. I’ll accept it. I won’t like it and I won't agree with it, but I’ll accept it.
I see his presidency as a setback for America, but life is full of setbacks. We do not just sit back, though, we show up with a positive attitude and get involved. I’m not going to let America regress because my candidate didn’t get elected. I'm willing to work together and I’m going to keep climbing and reaching for progress. I’ll treat others with kindness and I’ll move on just give me time.