By E. Pfotenhauer

I remember back in early 2015 when most of us weren’t so divided. We had liberal and conservative friends. That started to change around mid June of 2015. Donald J. Trump announced to the public that he will run for president. On that night he said “When Mexico sends it people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

He talked of creating a wall that borders the US and Mexico. He said that immigrants are killers and rapists. In early 2016 political tensions began to rise between the left and the right. Trump began saying more radical things, such as; the registry of Muslim-Americans, abolishing NATO. Abolishing NATO would allow Russia to invade Ukraine and plunge Europe into a raging sea of flames.

Footage was leaked from 2005 of Trump bragging about groping women by the genitalia. He said he could do it because “when you’re a star, they let you do it.”

People began asking; “Do we really want a narcissistic president who has gone bankrupt FOUR times and brags about sexually assaulting women, mocks people with disabilities and thinks that climate change is fabricated by the chinese??” Something began sprouting from the toxic words spilling out of Trump’s mouth; Nationalism. By now it’s late 2016. Everyone is divided. A series of hate crimes plague the United States.

November 9th, 2016. That night every American anxiously huddled around their television sets. We all sat there for hours as we watched Trump win more electoral votes than Hillary Clinton. Most of America was stunned and left hopeless. We realized that we had just brought a reality television star into power.

Since then there has been protest. There has been fighting and we have been divided as a nation. Trump cancelled a FHA Premium mortgage cut.  He is trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act (AKA, Obama Care), leaving millions of Americans without health insurance.