First off, this is no way of me saying I support Donald Trump winning the presidential election or saying I don’t support it either, that is a opinion which I will keep to myself. The biggest news this past week was obviously Donald Trump being elected the 45th president of The United States of America. While the nomination is obviously having its reactions, the bottom line is that President Trump is now on the path to try to fix things that he believes needs to be addressed.
There already have been various protests resulting in destruction of property, arrests, and unfortunately more violence which needs to be stopped because all its doing is making us as a nation look pathetic quite frankly. I am all for the citizens of this great country using their right to protest and speak their mind but for those who are doing horrible things like committing violence I ask you what does that change? This election was perhaps the most watched, controversial, and yet surprising ones we have ever seen and will be remembered for years to come. With all of the events that have occurred after Donald Trump being elected president here is my top five things that we as a nation need to focus on going forward.
If you have read my articles in the past on here or The College Tailgate, you should know by now that I am a die-hard Chicago fan. So you should know that for me to quote Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers isn’t exactly the easiest for me, “Five letters here just for everybody out there in Packer-land: R-E-L-A-X," The reason I say this is because we as a nation need to calm down because President Trump hasn’t even moved to The White House yet and lets be completely honest it didn’t matter who ended up the president because there would have been some kind of negative reaction towards that person whether it’s for their views on immigration or their email history. It was always going to end with people revolting.
4. Follow Trump’s and Obama’s advice
What I like so far is the fact that Donald Trump and President Obama have both talked about how we need to focus on bringing this nation back together. I personally feel that’s not just something that needs to happen in politics but in the whole country overall. There is clearly a divide right now in our country which needs to change. This is something that WE need to fix, not Donald Trump because if we all come together as a nation we can truly call ourselves the greatest country in the world and not have any of these problems that are occurring.
3. Is Trump any different than prior presidents?
I am confident in saying I do not support Donald Trump on his views of certain religions and races in the United States, I also don’t support the way he has talked about or his experiences with women in the past. However, I ask you as a reader to sit back in a comfy chair, pour yourself a hot cup of coffee, turn on some relaxing music and think to yourself when was the last time a president actually accomplished what their main focus of their campaign was? It’s reality my friends, politics like to get people’s hopes up in order to get votes no nominee ever accomplishes everything they say they want to do. It also doesn’t help when thousands of people went out of their way to get up and go vote for things like a popular dead gorilla. Who honestly thinks that Trump will make Mexico pay for any wall?
2. Love not Hate
As I stated earlier, I support our right to speech and protest something we don’t believe is right in this great country. What I don’t support is people doing horrific acts like violence or destroying things because they feel it will get their point across more. All that does is make people look like fools and end up in a court room with pending charges. It’s honestly pathetic to me that a week prior people in Chicago we’re all united celebrating the Chicago Cubs World Series victory to less then a week later people are attacking one another just because of their disapproval of who got elected. The bottom line is that we need to find a way to stop all the hate that is occurring in this country and come together to be truly united.
1. Let’s see what happens
Obviously the biggest elephant in the room is waiting to see what happens with Donald Trump being elected and what he actually ends up doing. I honestly expect President Trump to surprise people with some of the things he changes or creates in a positive matter; I just hope that some of the controversial things he said don’t actually come into fruition. We as a nation need to as with any nominee be patient and wait to see what happens, its honestly going to be something that either ends good or bad as with any president but this nominee will be one of the most interesting to watch. However, we all as a nation need to R-E-L-A-X and see if President Trump will indeed, "Make America Great Again".