Almost four years to the day, the world watched Donald Trump stun the world and become President of the United States of America. I remember the night like it was yesterday and my stunned reaction I will never forget. It has been a long and wild ride with Donald Trump as a president, and as the 2020 election got closer and closer, I wondered if history would in fact repeat itself and the world would be forced to endure another four years of Trump.
Today, I guess you could say millions and millions of dreams came true. As I was watching my daughter at her soccer game, the headlines came across my phone. As I checked my CNN app, I saw the magic number that we’d all be looking for the last four days:
Joe had won Pennsylvania and as a result, the projected winner of the election.
Finally; after four days of angst, nervousness, stress, and constant watchful eyes on key states, it was over. The world watched intently throughout these four days as states flipped, leads dwindled and even some of the most dishonest behavior came to pass.
For four years, the world has endured a LOT from Trump. From the inappropriate comments, ignorant statements, flailing Twitter rants, all up to Election night where he made the most dishonest speech I had ever heard; a speech where he clearly and blatantly told lies about winning the election (when no winner had been called), and alleged fraud (when there was no basis). A roller coaster is an understatement for the journey America has been on with him as president; and today, we can finally say that is over.
I would also be completely remiss if I don’t acknowledge my favorite part of this election:
Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris is now the first female Vice President, and also the first Black Vice President. A woman; a Black woman at that, is now the Vice President of the United States. Little girls, young women have someone to look up to and know that great things are possible. Today is indeed a great day in history, and I’m so proud and happy to be present and aware of what’s going on in our world when historical things happen.
I know there is so much more work to do, and I know that the work is far from over to make this world a better place; but I know that this is the first step to a hopeful new start. So today; we celebrate our accomplishments and how far we’ve come. After this year’s tribulations, we deserve some triumph if only for one day.
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