Public Comment

How could this happen?

Susanna Cline
Friday November 11, 2016 - 04:59:00 PM

As everyone now knows, on Tuesday, Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton for the office of the President of the United States. What started out as a joke has turned into a real life nightmare; one that will not allow those who feel as I do, to wake up from this horrible dream. I can and cannot see how this has happened, but I won't go into that.  

It's lunchtime and I just had breakfast. I'm drinking my coffee and I'm trying to wrap my head around this horrible event. I have not been on social media or viewed any news clips or articles. I cannot bring myself to listen to Hillary's concession speech or to Obama's address to the nation. It's still just too unfathomable.  

I can't be around any Trump supporters right now or hear what they have to say on social media. I am in mourning for this nation. I feel the progress that has been established over the past eight years will be reversed back 50 years. My heart is breaking for so many who will be affected by these policy changes.  


Yes, life goes on, or at least until Trump sets off a nuclear bomb because another country called him a bad name and it pissed him off. Too bad my state [Tennessee] was not among those who legalized recreational marijuana; four years of Trump would have been much easier to take.