Last night, Donald J. Trump became the official nominee of the Republican party for President of the United States. There was a time when that sentence was one no one truly believed they’d ever utter, but it happened.
The race between Trump and Clinton is going to happen.
Such a great honor to be the Republican Nominee for President of the United States. I will work hard and never let you down! AMERICA FIRST!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2016
Let’s do this. pic.twitter.com/DtYYBDTWE6
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 19, 2016
Not everyone seemed to relish the idea of this particular fight, however. Both Republicans and Democrats across Twitter expressed their horror and dismay at what it means about our country that a man like Donald J. Trump can be nominated to the highest office in the land.
So it’s official: GOP Establishment carries Trump across the finish line on their shoulders while the rubes cheer. pic.twitter.com/pvxx2PBJL6
— Randy Barnett (@RandyEBarnett) July 20, 2016
It’s official now. The GOP has passed the point of no return. Donald Trump is the nominee. pic.twitter.com/qGPERgKfR4
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) July 19, 2016
Donald Trump is officially the Republican nominee for President of the United States! This is not a joke…..well it is but it ain’t funny.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 19, 2016
Trump officially the GOP nominee. It’s his party now. Shame on every politician & staffer who fought for this, or gave in to this. Disgrace.
— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) July 19, 2016
— Jay Cost (@JayCostTWS) July 19, 2016
Still #nevertrump. Being the nominee doesn’t change the fact he’s a narcissist sociopath unprepared to manage a Waffle House.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) July 19, 2016
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) July 19, 2016
See, what a lot of people on Twitter understood last night is that there are enough people living in the same country and the same neighborhoods we do, working alongside us at our jobs, teaching our children and professing in our churches to have the same religious faiths that we do, who would also vote for Donald Trump.
There are enough people in this country who agree, or who are willing to overlook, what this man says to vote to make him the official nominee of a major party in our country.
Keeping Donald J. Trump from becoming the next president is our job as rational, thinking people and it absolutely must be done, but that will be a small victory. The real work begins with changing a culture of racism, xenophobia, bigotry, misogyny, superiority, and hate.
That is going to be a much tougher job.
See a compilation video of those voters below. Warning: NSFW.