AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY – Living in Trumph’s World

 AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY – By David Remnick

The New Yorker – November 9, 2016

The electorate has, in its plurality, decided to live in Trump’s world of vanity, hate, arrogance, untruth, and recklessness.

trumpThe election of Donald Trump to the Presidency is nothing less than a tragedy for the American republic, a tragedy for the Constitution, and a triumph for the forces, at home and abroad, of nativism, authoritarianism, misogyny, and racism. Trump’s shocking victory, his ascension to the Presidency, is a sickening event in the history of the United States and liberal democracy.       

On January 20, 2017, we will bid farewell to the first African-American President—a man of integrity, dignity, and generous spirit—and witness the inauguration of a con who did little to spurn endorsement by forces of xenophobia and white supremacy. It is impossible to react to this moment with anything less than revulsion and profound anxiety.

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  • tulsiedas402sqn@Gmail. com  On November 10, 2016 at 7:47 am

    All of you who is against President Trump go eat Crow now. It’s history the American Voters are never wrong.

  • Albert  On November 10, 2016 at 11:49 am

    @.tulsiedas402sqn………..”the American Voters are never wrong.”

    Think the majority of American voters voted for Clinton.

  • Clyde Duncan  On November 10, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    POLITIFACT: Trump notched a resounding victory through the electoral college system, though Clinton might ultimately win the popular vote.

    PolitiFact has been fact-checking Trump’s statements since 2011, when he briefly considered a White House bid.

    Since then, we’ve fact-checked Trump more than 300 times, finding 70 percent of his claims Mostly False, False or Pants on Fire.

    About 15 percent of his statements are Half True, while 15 percent rated Mostly True and True.

    PolitiFact will continue fact-checking Trump during the transition and his presidency.

    We will also launch a promise meter in the months ahead to track Trump’s campaign pledges.

    (Currently, we track President Barack Obama’s campaign promises on our Obameter, and Obama is the most fact-checked political figure on the PolitiFact website.)
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    http://www.politifact.com/personalities/barack-obama/

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