Americans are either morose or elated with the results of the election. Day 1 for President-elect Donald Trump has citizens, politicians, and media scratching their heads. Looking at the exit polling data, neither candidate had the approval of the electorate. He won the electoral map, but there are still states that have not finished the tallies. At this point, on Nov. 9, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. PST, Hillary Clinton leads in the popular vote.
During the long road to the final moment of truth, each of the presidential candidate’s reputations was hung out for the world to see. Unfortunately, each was found lacking in the morals department, and their opponent was unrelenting in pushing the point while overlooking their individual faults.
Though Trump’s mantra was, “We can make America great again,” what he managed to do was drive the division within the country to an extreme. Clinton managed to do her part in creating an ever larger rift. The product of the bitter campaign is a damaged country and a two-party system deeply in need of reconstruction.
Opinion by Cathy Milne
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