Throughout this rocky election, two of the most highlighted candidates were Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. On one side, there was a former first lady and secretary of state who was “a liar” and a woman who “could not be trusted”. On the other, there was a racist, sexist, offensive businessman and reality TV star with little to no political experience.
Both would beat the other candidates through every checkpoint, passing them and eventually meeting in the middle, where America would then decide who the president of the United States would be for the next 4-8 years. Even before the actual election on November 8th, I was shocked and surprised with America, because people generally seemed like they had a greater tolerance for Trump, as he said so many disgusting things in the past 1.5 years while Hillary really only deleted thousands of emails which has been done before. I knew that Hillary would be the Democratic pick, but I did not think that Donald Trump would have a chance as the only thing to carry him was his business and personality.
When I heard that Donald Trump won, I was surprised too, but after I saw that he won Pennsylvania the night before, I knew it was over for Hillary. As someone who did not live through many wars or depressions in the U.S., I am very scared for the country’s future as the mood of so many people has changed, and I don’t know if the change will unite or divide us.