Well I think I'll make my last post on this thread expressing my final thoughts on the topic. Last night was completely shocking and unexpected, Donald Trump is the definition of an anomaly. To make it clear, I neither support Trump nor Clinton - I voted differently and felt ok with it since Cali was going to be a Clinton state regardless. Had I lived in a battleground or really close state I'd feel obligated to vote for Clinton since, at the end, she is a much more suitable candidate than Donald Trump. I'd rather take a piece of poo than a bigger piece of poo. I wasn't completely surprised since, at the end, he still had a fair chance of winning and obviously his followers are seemingly unstoppable. That is my biggest issue with Trump however - his supporters are what is the scariest thing to me, not necessarily Trump himself. I have always been critical of Trump's supporters instead of Trump himself. He has brought out the most backward people from the woodworks and has brought out the most negative and regressive thinking of people by appealing to it. He has basically normalized irrational fear within his supporters and made it acceptable. You can obviously blame Trump for this, but the fact is he isn't forcing people to think this way - they have obviously always thought this way and are just finally expressing it. His supporters have always been cancerous and many are bigots. Majority are extremely irrational and lack empathy (look at Winter for example), and are aware of issues that are going but lack critical thinking and facts to support their irrational solutions to fix situations or issues. Before anyone says, yes I'm also equally as critical towards "liberals" and "sjws" but that is on a whole other topic and in reality, they are not the ones in power. In many ways, this new alt-right movement seems to be a childish response towards "pc culture" as they say, and it is purely based on irrationality and fear-mongering. It's backwards as fuck. With a Trump presidency, I feared most how he would change the political climate - will we know see more openly irrational people and bigots go into powerful positions? Will we know view it as ok to allow people in power to say some pretty racist or xenophobic shit, or propose openly stupid solutions to real problems we are facing? I hope not.
As for Trump himself, there is nothing left to do but accept him as our next president. I really hope I am wrong about him and I really hope he does a good job in office, and I extremely hope he isn't as backwards as his fucking supporters are for most part. If he is anything like Winter is, God help us. I really hope for most part this was just a marketing scheme to win votes. I really hope he can mend how divisive the country is. The best we can do now is hold him accountable for all his actions. Nothing is really gonna change him not being president, but as citizens who are scared or worried we have too look over each other.