Emma left for school muttering under her breath. She was not happy with the election results. I tried to soothe her with talks of checks and balances and she said she wants to move to Canada.
I told her about yesterday's meme about the border being closed and she almost smiled, but she has all the righteous indignation of a teenage girl.
A racist, sexist man was elected so I can sort of understand her angst.
Emma, I'm sure, feels like she has very little in common with the people who support Trump (the uneducated white men everyone keeps talking about). On this morning when I'm shaking my head and wondering what happened (I would be shaking my head and wondering what happened if Hillary Clinton had won also), I have to take comfort in the fact that more unites us than divides us.
I hope so.
I hope the checks and balances and Constitution and political advisors (tell me there are some good political advisors!) will protect us from crazy. Beyond that though, I have a bigger hope that I will continue to cling to.