2016 to Inauguration Day: A Hopeful Future For the Trump Era

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Tomorrow is the day many have been waiting for: the end of an era with Obama, and a new beginning with Trump. The 2016 election was a roller coaster of mixed emotions, opinions, and polling results that shocked us all.

I’ll admit, I was perplexed when Trump entered the presidential race. With options like Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, I didn’t see the host of Celebrity Apprentice topping them in the polls. This was the beginning of a long journey, all leading up to tomorrow: the day Donald Trump officially takes office.

I’m not going to lie and say I was a blatant supporter from the beginning. I was never part of the #NeverTrump crew, nor a #MAGA fanatic. Once he started rising in the polls, I decided to sit back and watch the race. I, like many others, thought Hillary would take the race. Many voted for her because they wanted a woman president and because of her “experience”. Her failed track record didn’t seem to matter to her supporters. All fingers pointed to her being the winner.

Before I knew it, Hillary and Trump were neck and neck on election night. The results were in, and Trump would be the next U.S. president; it seemed surreal being the first election that I actually paid attention to. I was genuinely happy to have a republican back in the White House after eight years of Obama.

Don’t get me wrong, I disagree with President Obama on most issues. I’ve seen my family struggle under his policies while I’ve grown up, especially Obamacare. He has hurt the middle class time and time again. However, I can’t deny that like him as a person. Many put humanity aside for political purposes and it’s unfortunate.

Trump wasn’t my first choice for president, but it’s time to face the facts: he is our president and will most likely be for the next four to eight years. My question to democrats and republicans alike is this: why would you wish to see him fail?

We as a society will never agree on every political issue, but we should be a hopeful people. We should pray and support our leaders in making good decisions for our country while holding them accountable to serve our country well. It does no good to tear down a president-elect who has not made any decisions as an elected official yet.

Tomorrow President-Elect Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. The American people, parties aside, should hope he does good for this country and like any other leader, call them out when they don’t. No matter what, history will be made and we can hope tomorrow marks the beginning of growth and greatness for America.

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