Elections Have Consequences

Constantly we hear the supporters of Donald Trump use the term that “Elections have consequences” and they are right, they do have them, but it is not what they think when they use the term. I have my own beliefs on why elections have consequences and these consequences are a result of the things Trump has done in office up until this point, each of the steps he has taken have hurt the people of this country and our democracy.

So, they are right. This was one of the most consequential elections in the history of the United States and unlike with the Obama presidency, the results of this administration and Trump being elected are not positive and for sure do not have the best interests of the American people in mind. The consequences of Trump winning have been devastating for this country and they have left our nation in a state of instability and an unsure future.

These consequences of the November 2016 election are not minor things, they are things that negatively impact millions of Americans, damage our image in the world, and hurt the American people in ways that we had not seen in many, many years. These are the consequences of Trump becoming president and my message to his supporters is that they caused these things to happen when they voted for him nearly eight months ago. It is his base who is to blame for the mess that we are in now, but they don’t care, they are proud of what they have done and think he is doing great.

Trust me, he is not doing great at all. There is nothing that he has done up to this point that is even remotely great or even mediocre, nothing! Yet, those who support him think that he is doing a “Fantastic job”, I assure you that he is not. I feel that this past presidential election was one of the worst and most consequential outcomes in American history and we are seeing just why this is the case on a daily basis, everyday gives us a new scandal and a new mess to deal with.

The poor feel the consequences with their food stamps and Medicaid being cut, the sick are going to experience the consequences with their health coverage being cut as a result of the ACA repeal and the new AHCA which will cut them off their current plans, the elderly will feel it by their Meals on Wheels and other programs being stopped. It sadly does not stop there either, it goes much further and does not seem to be letting up anytime soon, it appears to only be going to get worse as time goes on.

The consequences of Trump winning can be felt by many but even when the things he signs or pushes for does not impact us personally, we should still stand up against them because as human beings we should always stand up to fascism and for the vulnerable. This is why that even though I am not a Muslim I will fight for them, even though I am not an immigrant, I will stand with them, and even though I am not a woman I support their right to control their own bodies and on down the line. You do not have to be gay to support LGBTQ rights, or Muslim to oppose the travel ban, or black to stand against racism, and this is true with every issue. You just need to be HUMAN!

Whether it is Trump’s daily scandals and his obvious obstruction of justice and collusion with Russia or the things he says or even how he deals with our many allies around the globe, one thing is clear and that is that his presidency has had dire consequences for our country and the world and if he is allowed to be in office much longer then things will get much worse and the consequences will be disastrous for all of us. The man did not recognize Pride month and instead spoke at an anti-LGBTQ event, he pals up to the NRA instead of supporting gun violence victims, and he demonizes Muslims and immigrants instead of defending them and calling out crime no matter who does it.

The man is unfit, unqualified, and un-presidential and the consequences of him being president are clearly seen by anyone who is awake. He has policies that hurt the poor, destroy the environment, promote hate and racism, and overall damage the United States of America. I know that his fans will not call him out but the rest of us must, we must stand up to him and demand clear answers about his involvement in the Russia probe and also when he does something that hurts anyone then we must demand that he is held accountable. It is unacceptable what he is doing to our democracy and we the people will not stand for it any longer.

Yes, elections DO have consequences and the consequence of the last election was the worst POTUS in U.S. history being elected to serve this nation and doing nothing but serve himself and his own interests while at the same time destroying all that we have worked for and all that Obama did to unite us and make us truly great!

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