The election of Donald Trump as president immediately left me feeling confused, embarrassed and scared. I have never found myself to agree with many of his polices or beliefs, however; I am trying my best to accept this outcome. A large portion of America was deeply angered when Trump implied that he may refuse the results of the election if he won and so it is important to accept these results. While watching one of his acceptance speeches my mind was slightly eased. Though the majority of his previous speeches were heavy with ethos, Donald Trumps acceptance speech used pathos to ensure the country that he will be a president to all American Citizens. In this statement he included people from all races, backgrounds and religions. Trump even seemed to sway slightly away from his strong statement of "making America great again" in saying that he has seen so much opportunity for growth in our country. This stray away from backwards progress and emphasis on America's current potential is a big change for Donald Trump.
Donald Trump even seemed to turn his back on some of the most controversial aspects of his presidential race. He acted as though he has always respected veterans, even though he made back handed comments towards several veterans and people currently serving our country during the race. As we approach his inauguration, however; we must only hope that our current political system limits him from making any rash decisions.