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My candidate lost, but we wish Trump the best

Posted 11/15/16

I am thankful the Press And Journal gave space in the run up to the election for viewpoints in favor of each of the two principal candidates. This is especially important since two elected officials in the town vociferously came out for Donald …

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My candidate lost, but we wish Trump the best

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I am thankful the Press And Journal gave space in the run up to the election for viewpoints in favor of each of the two principal candidates. This is especially important since two elected officials in the town vociferously came out for Donald Trump. 

We now know that the state of Pennsylvania flipped to red for the first time since the 1980s. 

If I feel crushed that my candidate, Hillary Clinton, lost, I can only imagine how she is feeling right now. Clinton won the popular vote and yet lost the election. 

Fortunately, she was gracious in defeat and the markets were encouraged by the calm meeting between President Barack Obama and President-elect Trump on Thursday. 

Writing in the Washington Post on Saturday, Colbert King said we have been speaking in euphemisms, being unwilling to say out loud we resented Obama and his family being in the White House for eight years.

“White people put Trump in the White House,” he wrote, noting that those who voted for Clinton are a diverse group. The so called “forgotten” white men in rural America, comprising a large part of Trump’s support, nevertheless were found to be earning on average $70,000.

I hope Middletown will continue to be a place where all will feel welcome and have a sense of belonging. The Blue Raider football team is an example of successful working together to reach a winning goal. Penn State students from near and far add much to our community and have made new business ventures possible. 

We all hope for the best when Trump is inaugurated in January.

Hermine Clouser

Middletown

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