Living in Trump’s America

Kelly Smith

Well, it’s here. We’re now officially living in an America that’s being run by the controversial political figure Donald Trump. For some people, this is great news because now we have someone in charge who is going to “Make America Great Again.” For others, it’s a nightmare that seems to have come true against all odds. Either way, Trump is now the man in charge and we have to live with it for the next four years. But does that necessarily mean that all hope is lost for some? Not at all.

I wrote an article back in November about not being quick to make any kind of judgment against Trump before he even took office. After all, even though his history has some questionable moments, there really wasn’t any concrete proof behind some of these theories. Will Trump start a nuclear war? Hopefully not, although anyone could. Don’t get me wrong, it’s understandable to be a little cautious with him in charge, but does anyone really have any undeniable evidence for anything like that? Anything can happen, but it’s simply too soon to tell at this point.

Not to mention, Trump is indeed a politician. Am I a fan of him? Not really, nor was I fond of Hillary Clinton either. But, as controversial as Trump is, he is still a politician. That means he’s still more prepared for the job than someone like me ever would be, even if I don’t agree with him. How well would you do as president?

Now, as I mentioned in my previous article, former Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh gave his thoughts on the election this past summer. In a video on the subject, he said, “I don’t think there’s a choice for president, and I don’t think it really matters who’s president. You know what matters? Voting, but not so much for the president. What matters is voting for where you live. Who’s your mayor, who’s your police chief, who represents you, your city council, your judges? That matters.” If you would like to see this video for yourself, it’s on YouTube called “Joe Walsh Does Not Support Trump or Clinton.”

I think Joe really brings it home on this. Even if you didn’t vote for Trump, he still won fair and square. He may do things during his presidency that we don’t like and want to openly voice our disapproval about, and we have every right to do so. But rather than spending all of our time focused on what he’s doing, let’s spend some time observing what we’re doing. How are we, individually and as a society, making an impact on the country and the world?

At the end of the day, it really doesn’t matter who you voted for in the election, if you even voted at all. We’re all still people riding on this roller coaster we call life. Only time will tell on the outcome of Trump’s presidency, but let’s not concern ourselves with that too much. Instead let’s keep our own actions in perspective and take life one day at a time.