by Sarah Grim, editor
The 2016 election, a whirlwind of politics and antics, ended with Hillary Clinton conceding to Donald Trump by a mere 62 votes in the Electoral College. A former first lady, Senator, Secretary of State and 2008 Presidential candidate, Clinton’s history as a politician was extensive. Trump, however, the multi-billionaire business guru, represented the opposite of everything conventional, bringing favor to the idea of a “common man” in office.
Division between the two sides could not be more apparent, as Clinton gained the popular vote and Trump, the electoral. When, in fact, Trump was named the victor, Clinton supporters did not go quietly, erupting into anti-Trump protests across the country.
In response to the brutal Trump resistance groups, Clinton stated last Friday, “I want it to just end. I don’t want to parse it. I don’t want to talk about the political implications.” Moreover, she acknowledged that, in her belief, Trump stimulated “an environment in which it seemed to be acceptable for someone running for president to be inciting violence.”
“We can’t let this happen. Our nation is totally divided!” Trump tweeted Nov. 6, in agreement with Clinton’s desire for the protests’ conclusion.
Despite their differences, both candidates are aware that the consequences of these violent protests can potentially turn to complete chaos. They encourage the Anti-Trump parties to stop and look towards an alternate, peaceful way to express their grievances.