When Donald Trump announced that he was running for President last year, many of us thought it was either an elaborate hoax or a joke. When he started to win the primaries and actually won the election, it was a nightmare that we hoped would never become reality, but did.
In One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported, written by Thomas Mann, Norman Ornstein and E.J. Dionne Jr., the authors are basically consoling the voter who feels angry and disheartened that a billionaire braggadocio reality show star businessman is in the White House and could potentially run this country into the ground like one of his former companies. They start off the book with asking how and why this man got as far as he did and ends with how ordinary Americans can stand up to ensure that our democracy continues in spite of the man sitting in the Oval Office.
If I took nothing else away from reading this book, I realized how fragile our democracy truly is and how important it is to communicate to those in Washington DC that they are our employees and not the other way around.
I absolutely recommend it.