A Trump Presidency: Van Jones Hit the Nail on the Head, ‘What Do We Tell the Children?’

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*There was a post going around on social media that said, “I’m embarrassed to live in a country where Donald Trump can run for President.” Well, to this we can ask, how do you feel about living in a country where he becomes President-elect? As of this writing, no winner has yet to be chosen, but Donald Trump holds 247 of the 270 electoral votes needed to win the position of POTUS, to Hillary Clinton’s steadfast 215.

Miracles notwithstanding, the writing is on the proverbial wall.

Political commentator Van Jones is a gracious man. The single African American on the panel of eight pundits, he offered congratulations to the Republicans in the room who abruptly interrupted and told him, “You’re early, we haven’t won yet!” But Jones, not unlike many of us, had already conceded. “Yes, I know. But I was raised well,” he responded, adding something to the effect that he can say ‘good job’ when he sees the writing on the wall.

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But then he hit them with a big bang of a question. He painted the scenario of a sleepless night following a Donald Trump win. And the children waking up the next morning to learn that the man that made mommy and daddy so mad; the one many of them saw on TV being a bully; the one that made fun of disabled people, called veterans suffering from PTSD weak; insulted their Muslim friends, and referred to African American people as “The Blacks,” and said nasty things about women, had actually been elected President of the United States.

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It’s hard not to picture the confusion on their faces. It’ll be hard to contain our emotions; and even harder to find the words to explain how something like this could happen.

I don’t have any answers. Do you?

By the time I finished this article, Secretary Clinton had called Donald Trump to concede the race. Donald Trump had become the 45th President of the United States.

 

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