Election Day was a shock for both Trump and Clinton supporters. With Trump now being President-elect, Americans are curious about what he will be doing for the future. The elections did not end on a good note overall, resulting in multiple riots and protests which is dividing America.
This past week, The Washington Post reported on how Trump wants to create a registry for Muslims. He hopes doing this would get rid of the “high risk” Muslims. The Secretary of State for Kansas is in the works to create this since he assisted President Bush in a similar program after 9/11. The report continues saying Americans are calling the day after Election Day 11/9 because we are in the same horrible situation as Sept. 11, 2001.
The transition team for Trump is in the works to decide whom to appoint for cabinet positions. CNN recently reported that Trump asked Mike Pompeo to be director of the CIA. Of course, because of this decision, dirt was dug up about Pompeo. When he stated he planned to run in the Senate Republican primary, the National Republican Senatorial Committee hired a FBI investigator to find information to prevent Pompeo from running. Democratic groups also discovered Pompeo stated back in 2013 “Muslim Americans do not speak out enough against terror attacks and could therefore be “potentially complicit” in those attacks.”
The transition between Trump and Obama is the biggest plan that America wants to see succeed. Yet, according to The New York Times, there has been little to no signs of any moderation with the Trump transition team. Many Americans and government officials have mixed emotions of those chosen to be on this team. Representative Luis V. Gutiérrez, Democrat of Illinois, made a statement about Sen. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions becoming the attorney general “If you have nostalgia for the days when blacks kept quiet, gays were in the closet, immigrants were invisible and women stayed in the kitchen, Sen. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions is your man. No senator has fought harder against the hopes and aspirations of Latinos, immigrants and people of color than Senator Sessions.”
One impact on this presidential election is social media. The week of Election Day, Trump’s access to Twitter was taken away. The Huffington Post acknowledged his rants toward others, such as the SNL cast saying they are “boring and unfunny.”
Trump also made it a big deal after the cast of Hamilton made comments directed toward Vice-President-elect Mike Pence. The New York Times described the disrespect audience members had towards Pence, and the reactions of Trump via Twitter. Trump asked repeatedly for the cast to apologize for their outrage, but I have a feeling it will not happen anytime soon.
With more difficult decisions President-elect Trump is making, he is dividing the country even more than is has ever been. Last week on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, commentators said, 9/11 was an event that happened to us that split our country and with others countries; now 11/9 is something we did to ourselves that is splitting our country.
As the government moves forward after Election Day, so should Americans. No much can be done about who our President is, but Trump is a man all of Americans can work with to build a strong nation. It will be difficult to agree on some policy and standpoints, but if Americans were able to fight through eight years of horrible economy and war, then Americans can get through these next four or eight years of Trump.