Accept the results of the election

As Trump's inauguration approaches, it becomes even more important we unite as a nation.

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Zach Ford, Reporter

So a lot people are upset of about the results of the election and the inauguration.

But are they handling it correctly?

Since Trump’s election, people have been protesting in almost every major city in America. There have been the peaceful protests to try and get the electoral college to vote for Hillary, and there have been riots. People are looting stores and burning private property of citizens.

Unfortunately for the peaceful protesters, these riots give their whole movement a bad name, as people associate the peaceful protests with the violent riots.

The chances of the protests accomplishing what they had originally hoped would happen are slim to none, but they might still convince Trump that the way he campaigned will not bring the country to a better place. He has to change some of his ways if he wants to pull the country to a better place.

So you are upset about the outcome of the election.  

So am I. As a Republican since I learned to inform myself, I can very strongly say I am disappointed in the outcome of the election. Trump was not a first, second or third choice for me going throughout the primaries. Even as a Trump supporter I think that some of the things he said in his campaign were wrong and offensive.

However, the Trump we are seeing after the election is a completely different person. In a recent 60 Minutes interview, Trump dialed back his tone and really looked like he wanted to focus on bringing together a divided nation. He even sent out a message to his supporters using hateful language toward minorities. “I am so saddened to hear that. And I say, ‘Stop it.’ If it– if it helps,” the president elect said in a very saddened tone.

President elect Trump has also stated that he would be keeping some key points of ObamaCare and would not be pursuing an investigation into Clinton’s email scandal, something that he promised very strongly throughout his campaign. The last key feature missing from Trump’s new plan was his much promised wall. “It could be some fencing” the presidential elect stated in his very fragile tone.

I think we owe a large part of this change in mindset to the peaceful protests and voices of the concerned people. If it was not for the peaceful protesters, then he might have stayed as the campaign Trump.

There is a great analogy going around right now from a man who goes by the name H3H3 productions on YouTube: “America is like a plane, and you don’t like the pilot. But just because you don’t like the pilot doesn’t mean you should want the plane to crash because you are still on this plane.”

No matter how much you don’t like Trump, he is still your president and there is nothing we can do now but sit back, buckle up, and hope the next four years go smoothly.

You can’t put all his supporters into one group.

According to a study done by the Pew research center the majority of Trump supporters are white working class citizens. A group that felt ignored by every other candidate.

But just because Trump has selected to focus on a group that is predominantly white, does not make him or his supporters all racist.

Almost immediately after a publication in an alt-right (a group of people “on the extreme right who reject mainstream conservatism in favor of forms of conservatism that embrace implicit or explicit racism or white supremacy”) newspaper supporting Trump, the Trump administration released a statement saying Mr. Trump and the campaign denounces hate in any form. This publication is repulsive and their views do not represent the tens of millions of Americans who are uniting behind our campaign.”

But you really don’t like Trump and want change. How do you get it?

Start​ ​by​ ​turning​ ​your​ ​anger​, ​sadness​ ​or​ ​any​ ​other​ ​emotion​ ​you​ ​are​ ​feeling​ ​into​ ​passion​ ​and​ ​drive for​ ​better.​ ​The​ ​biggest​ ​thing​ ​we​ ​lack​ ​as​ ​a​ ​country​ ​is​ ​passion​ ​and​ ​will​ ​to​ ​incite​ ​change.​ ​We​ ​just​ ​want something​ ​to​ ​get​ ​angry​ ​and​ ​riot​ ​over.

There is  nothing we can’t accomplish if we come together as a country. Coming together as the blue collar minority is how we got Trump elected, and that is how you will get him to listen. He has said that he wants us to be united as one nation once again, but he can’t do if you don’t let him know what you want.

 

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