President-elect Donald J. Trump: a Delightful Surprise

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016


President-elect Donald J. Trump,

I endorsed you, fought for you, cried for you, rallied for you, voted for you, and prayed for you…

I could not be more ecstatic about the results of the polls and your victory. I trust and believe you and the rest of the Republican party will do phenomenal things over the next two, four, six and possibly—hopefully—eight years.

To be perfectly honest, we had our doubts. We had our doubts in your, admittedly sometimes off-the-wall choice of words, as well as doubts in the established system. I was preparing for a loss in the presidential race, but a probable victory in the Senate.

However, I was delightfully surprised by overwhelmingly positive results as poles began closing Tuesday evening.

As a an upstate New York native, and an Alabama resident, I was stoked to participate in my first opportunity to make history and vote as an adult, United States citizen. I would have been a little more excited if I had been registered in New York, knowing Secretary Clinton obviously has more of an edge in the blue state, but nonetheless, was comforted by the turnout and all the red hats and “Make America Great Again” slogans that surrounded me at my polling location in Orange Beach, Alabama.

Over the last year I’ve engaged in debates and others questioning how I could support you, which often times ended in a stalemate and left me feeling like a lonely martyr. While others tried to convince me what a horrible human being you were, and I was for supporting you, you never once lost my approval.

Supporting you came with a stigma—a stigma of being heartless and bigoted.

However, living with the blatant disapproval and bantering from the 59,796,241+ Clinton supporters is no comparison to the burden you placed on yourself. You voluntarily left a comfortable lifestyle in order to stand up for what the United States has been begging for. You took on Republicans, Democrats, the media, and the people to triumphantly beat the odds.

Through the emotional roller coaster that was this 2016 election, there was always talk of a silent majority support for you, but none of us really understood the magnitude of this claim until early Wednesday morning when as we watched the swing states painstakingly count their votes. The United States of America slowly became a united sea of red, and we proved to you that you’ve always been our first priority. That you’ve always been what we needed.

The citizens have done our part. Now it’s your turn now to prove all the disbelievers wrong and thrive as the 45th president of the United States of America. It’s your duty to unite us and move us forward as a country. It’s your turn to show the world who you really are.

You have the support, the love and the power.

You are the future.

Make America proud.

Make America great again.

 

Sincerely,

Millennial, collegiate, conservative woman

I was born in upstate New York, where I lived until I was 15, when my mother and I relocated to Alabama. The best thing my mother ever did for me was move me to a red state where I felt we were not alone in our political views — a comfort that was short lived as I began college. So here I stand, raising awareness for the fingertip rule, bras, valuing my education, and the Bill of Rights. Not sorry if that offends you.

The views expressed in this article are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Lone Conservative staff.


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About Lani Kosick

University of South Alabama

I was born in upstate New York, where I lived until I was 15, when my mother and I relocated to Alabama. The best thing my mother ever did for me was move me to a red state where I felt we were not alone in our political views — a comfort that was short lived as I began college. So here I stand, raising awareness for the fingertip rule, bras, valuing my education, and the Bill of Rights. Not sorry if that offends you.

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