Alright, Donald. You got what you wanted. You win. Now it’s time to put up or shut up.
Because those women whose pussies you grab, those Mexican immigrants you call rapists, those mothers who had to end their pregnancies, those gay citizens whose acronym you can’t even remember, they’re all YOUR RESPONSIBILITY now. This isn’t a popularity contest, it’s a job. You didn’t just win “Miss President USA,” this isn’t one of your beauty contests, this is the real world, and you might be smiling right now but the toughest job in the world just came down on your shoulders.
Most people think you ran out of ego. I am one of them. But for your sake I hope it isn’t true, because if your fragile ego couldn’t take the spotlight and criticism you got from being a reality television celebrity, it sure as hell can’t handle the constant unending scrutiny of the presidency. Now it isn’t just your every tweet that’s being monitored and judged, it’s your every move. You want people to notice you? To care about what you’re doing? You’re about to get more of it than you could ever have dreamed, and I hope for your sake you’re as tough as you say you are, because whiny thin-skinned man-children don’t survive the presidency. There’s a reason Barack Obama’s hair is white.
You want to build a wall? We’re all folding our arms and waiting for you to explain how you plan to make it happen. You want to ban Muslims? Let’s see your plan of action. Are you all talk? I think you are. Well, the time for talking is done, and the time for action has come. You may have been great at running a presidential campaign – that’s all about showmanship, something you’re terrific at. But the real presidency isn’t about showmanship, it’s about hard work, something that you’ve done very little of in your life. You can get all the small loans of a million dollars from your daddy you want, but money won’t buy you experience, and you can’t throw money at the job of being president and hope things fix themselves.
You want to make America great again? You can start by taking a look at whose been supporting you. You can start by looking at the fear and prejudice and hatred your campaign has spread. You can start by looking those fresh-faced millennials who went out and voted for the candidate they believed could usher us out of an age of puritanical patriarchy and religious theocracy, and tell them how you plan to build a world in which they can not only survive, but thrive.
Do you think now that you won the presidency you can just sign a stack of papers and roll back all the progress we’ve made since the 1950’s, the era you’d like to pull America back into? You won’t stop progress, you cannot stop the enlightenment of people around the world who have free access to information.
The books cannot be burned anymore. Information flows freely, from country to country, in seconds. Your every move is being watched, your every action is being scrutinized. You think you had it hard before? You think you had to “sacrifice” by being a business man? You think you know the meaning of hard work? Let’s just see how you cope. You’ve talked a big game, and now it’s time for you to put your money where your mouth is.
We’ll see how strong you really are, Donald.