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Making America Great 'Again' OR Worse?

The world discovers billionaire and 'Apprentice' celebrity Donald Trump is the United States President-elect. Trump won the 2016 Election bearing 290 electoral votes oppose to Democrat Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 228, needing 270 to win. Clinton won the election by popular votes instead. Trump gains his victory over Clinton due to the electoral votes earned by the battleground states which wins him the presidency seat inside of the White House.

Republican Donald Trump

Since 2000, a president has not won the election solely off of the electoral votes without winning the popular votes as well.

Early Wednesday morning following the results of the election chaos then begins. The nation has not been the same from coast to coast, several Anti-Trump protest have formed. Demonstrations that were intended to be peaceful eventually turned into riots, leaving some citizens injured and others arrested. Protesting rising in various locations from California to Illinois and Georgia to New York hitting other cities and states that lie far and close between.

Media has shown the wide range of Americans on college and university campuses protesting at schools such as Le Monye College and Western Kentucky University.

Well known celebrities such as singer Chris Brown, Lady Gaga and rapper T.I. have joined in on the protest action along with expressing their emotions on Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram.

Celebrity singer Lady Gaga receives interesting comments after expressing her political views on Instagram.

Many Americans are expressing themselves on all platforms of social media, trying to make sense of how something such as this could happen. How could anyone want a person such as Trump to be our president for the next four years? ... OR is he their president.

The "Not My President" and "No Racist USA" protest have occurred for several days now.

Protesting even continues into Thursday night only this time in Louisville, Kentucky. Like most events this protest started as a Facebook invite to help circulate the word of 'peaceful protesting' taking place in downtown Louisville.

Facebook event invite that brought hundreds of Anti-Trump voters out on Thursday night following Election Tuesday.

About five hundred people gathered in downtown Louisville at the Jefferson Square Park holding signs displaying messages such as:

Yelling chants and holding signs such as:

  • "We reject the President-elect!"

  • "Love Trumps Hate!"

  • "Hey, Hey,Ho,Ho Donald Trump Has Got to Go!"

  • "My body, my choice!... Her body, her choice!"

  • "No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA"

  • "Black Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter..."

Chanting while spectators drive by and blew their horns in agreement, passerby's eventually joining in on the protest. The protest went on for three hours with very few pro Trump voters interrupting those expressing their feelings about the results of the election.

Co-organizer of the protest Kate was in-despair from the election results and wanted to put on an event to show that people can come together, work against social justice and still move forward. Kate is very impressed with the results of the protest, "this is not going to stop [people] but make them work harder for the issues that matter."

Kate cried when learning the election winner she believes Trump speaks to a "hopefully dying part of the population that's intrenched in racism, misogyny, transphobia and sexism which his policy reflects."

This country doesn't need more walls but needs bridges instead. Kate will no longer be able to have their transition covered through the Affordable Care (ACA) this is taking a toll on their mental and physical health now that Trump will take over office January 20th.

"This election was to me, and so many others, more than just the traditional Republican versus Democrat fight. This was hate and fear versus love and compassion. This was a fight to show everyone that love does trump hate, and that we will stand up against the face of oppression."

-David Adams

A first time voter and student at the University of Louisville working towards a political science degree joined in on the protest as a member of the LGBTQ* community it was also heartbreaking news for him and his friends when learning the results of the election. He is a proud supporter of Clinton and after Thursday nights protest he too wants others to take away that these next four years could be the ugliest years and that [minorities] are not going to stop fighting for equality.

A petition has been created on as well to see the future power of the White House change from the hands of Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton.

There will always be a certain divide in America! However, right now it does not appear to be a great one...

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