It was a tough night … one in which any dreams we may have had of “American exceptionalism” were crushed.
Instead of serving, as it has so nobly, for more than two centuries as a beacon of hope and light to people everywhere, this nation will instead see our first African-American president hand the keys to the White House to a low-grade reality TV star who is endorsed by David Duke and the KKK, “alt-right” crazies, and American Nazis. To the horror of many of us, our next president will be someone who explicitly rejects science, reason, and the values we all hold dear—values that are our only hope for moving this country and the world forward.
Unfortunately, an America that many of us neither know nor understand decided yesterday that the American Dream is not big enough for everyone—especially not people of color, LGBTs, and struggling immigrants. It was painful to explain this to my children this morning, when they awoke and were stunned to discover that Donald Trump was their next president.
So, what happens now? We have to act.
We have four years to show Trump’s supporters, Americas who he has duped and deceived, that they were ...