#NotMyPresident Becomes Virtual Primal Scream

Protesters hold signs during a protest against the election of President-elect Donald Trump, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in downtown Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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As the results of a massive election upset came in on Tuesday evening and Democrats saw the presidency slip through their fingers, shock and resistance to the reality of Trump in the White House began erupting on social media and in the streets, where peaceful protests against Trump happened in more than 25 US cities Wednesday.

The resistance to Trump on social media is different in kind, degree and scale to anything previously seen in the aftermath of a presidential election, however contentious those campaigns might have been.

Part of this can be explained by increasingly vast channels on the internet to express opinion.

But much of it seems the inevitable reaction to an ugly, divisive and contentious campaign where many—roughly half the country—see Trump’s win as not the triumph of a man, but of months of divisive stances on immigration, racial and religious profiling and women.

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  1. Technically, “he is my president,” in that he got elected by the democratic process. Like or not, he will be the next president, procedure-wise.

    But he doesn’t represent me. I am so many things he attacked and dissed and insulted and demeaned throughout his life. He doesn’t share with me any view of the basic premise of this country. It’s not just about disagreements about policy positions. It’s more profoundly about fundamental values.

    He doesn’t represent me. In that sense, #NotMyPresident.

  2. I’m hoping all these people I see there in the crowds voted on Tuesday . . .

  3. I thought exact the same. It makes me angry if they sit out, cast a protest vote or didn’t lift a finger at all, but then take to the street to protest against HO after it’s too late.

  4. Avatar for tearam tearam says:

    100% correct. A Putin spy.
    Felonious sexual assaulter.
    Misogynist
    Racist
    Religious bigot

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