While I am angry with the victory of Trump, I would do myself and the people and issues I care about a disservice if I only focus on the pessimism I feel about the next four years.

Thinking about it really does engender great fear and bitter disappointment. Every single issue I care so passionately about could be challenged and uprooted — from climate change to health care to education policy.

While he garnered enough support to win the Electoral College, I do not believe the majority of Americans subscribe to Trump’s dangerous rhetoric. Therefore, while the conservative policy agenda will make huge strides, the most heinous of Trump’s plans — such as deporting 11 million people — are unlikely to bear fruit.

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