He is my president, the 45th president of the United States of America. Like many Americans I hoped for the best and told myself I would to give him a chance.
That was January 20th
As of the February 19, I am mortified, embarrassed and sad.
Doing a reality check I asked myself, am I a sore loser, am I angry?
Disappointed yes, its one of many disappointments I’ve experienced when the best man lost. When 43( George W) won I was dissapointed. There weren’t statements or questions in his character that led me to believe he might damage the country.
In less than 30 days, 45 has manage to damage our image. He has managed to bring the stability of the United States into question. He has insulted our allies and caused most of us to be on constant alert. What will he do or say today?
Despite all the alternative facts, I’m not in shock. President 45 and Candidate Trump are the same person. I’ve never been at odds with his supporters, in fact I understand why they supported him. While his candidacy has awakened a racist element ,I don’t subscribe to the notion that all of his supporters are racists. However since the election, some of my Indian, Mexican and Iranian friends have been attacked, some physically. The citizenship of anyone with an accent is now questioned.
I find it difficult to respond, whenever one of my international friends ask why-how was he elected? I lay of lot of the blame on my candidate, Hillary Clinton, and the other candidates,Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, Bernie Sanders, Lindsey Graham, Martin O’Malley,Carly Fiorina, John Kasich, Rick Perry and Jeb Bush. Not one of these candidates stepped forward the day or the after he made that racist statement about Mexicans. No one said this isn’t acceptable, he is wrong and doesn’t represent my America! Jeb Bush who’s wife is Mexican, their children have relatives in Mexico was uncomfortably silent. We have seen the careers of sportscasters and other notable individuals end, after making racists comments. One wonders how successful he would have been if one or more of the candidates immediately spoke out against him.
The root of my sadness comes from the news. Rarely a day passes without a an international misstep by 45 or someone in his administration which is later blamed on the evil media. It also comes from Social Media.
There is an upside…..
People are awake! There are daily demonstrations all over the country. The Women’s march gave me hope. I participated in the Muslim demonstration at Sacramento International. One demonstration I wont participate in is “45 isnt my President” With so many demonstrations I worry that they will eventually lose their impact.
To counter my sadness, I limit the time I spend of social media and watching the news. With so many people in shock, one thing is missing is humor. SNL has been a god send for me, through the writers I can exhale.
I’m gonna be okay, so will the rest of us. Please don’t recommend therapy or snappy happy pills. I promise I wont throw myself in traffic or eat a case of Lil Debbie treats. Its not that serious. I am an an optimist, today is today, and in time it will get better.
I wish more people would refer to him as 45. The narcissist loves hearing his name and 45 would make him crazy, or are we too late.?