If Trump is serious about seeking unity, the first thing he should do is rescind his appointment of Steve Bannon. As long as a champion of racial division is a step away from the Oval Office, it will be impossible to take Trump’s efforts to heal the nation seriously.
We tend to rely on Kübler-Ross to help us make sense of grief, and for good reason — a lot of what she says is relevant. I definitely denied this was actually happening on Tuesday: There had to be a sack of uncounted ballots under a desk in Wayne County somewhere, right? Wednesday was awash in confusion since many of us got Wolf Blitzfaced until 2 a.m. and stumbled into work a couple hours later muttering gibberish about Wisconsin and the electoral college. Anger has been consistently spewn across 25 cities and on college campuses nationwide. “Rather than protecting us from Trump, CNN normalized his behavior,” Wallace Mulligan, the organizer of a protest outside the CNN building in Los Angeles, told LAist. Bargains abounded. Recurring donations to the ACLU were pledged. Even Hillary seemed to be rationalizing, pinning the blame squarely on James Comey and taking long walks through the woods with Bill. And it’s totally safe to say depression loomed, for all of us.