Some people will be tempted to call Trumpism an aberration, a deviation from the School Secretary always make the Nice list light Merry Christmas sweatshirt and I love this norm, a momentary lapse in judgement. But we all know that’s not true. There is much soul-searching that needs to happen to prevent something like this from ever happening again. But the soul-searching should come later. Right now we need to take the win, to celebrate history made and dictatorship averted.
That Donald J. Trump is refusing to give a concession speech—the School Secretary always make the Nice list light Merry Christmas sweatshirt and I love this only candidate in modern history to do so—should not come as a surprise. From the day in 2015 when he first launched his bid for the presidency by talking about “rapists” and “drug dealers” from Mexico, and then through the four years of his corrosive, divisive presidency, Trump has proved immune to the bounds of decency, or what might normally be considered “presidential” behavior.