The more the nation reacts to what occurred on Election Day the more it becomes apparent that whether it’s the pollsters, the media or other talking heads like the hosts of “The View,” Donald Trump’s election has caught everyone off guard.
Consider the reaction on Wednesday’s episode of “The View” as exhibit A.
Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar struggled at times to put their takes on the result into words.
“I have to say, given the bigger picture that Donald Trump represents, it is not so comfortable for me,” Goldberg said. “Because not only does he now threaten how things are going to be done with kids of color, with women’s rights — my right to decide what is right for my body […]”
“This fool has said — and I know he is the president […] This is a bigger picture than him. This ripples out on so many bigger thing,” she continued. “Whatever you believe no child should be afraid that their parents are going to be taken away because they are Muslim or because they are Mexican or because they are Black […] and that to me is an issue.”
“It was a rough night for everybody I think. We’re worried, the people are worried,” Behar said. “You know, okay, he’s the president, now what? We’re watching you, okay?”
Behar also said she was “slowly getting drunk” watching the votes come in Tuesday night.
Candace Cameron-Bure struck a different note.
“I was a person that voted on policy, and so in that sense, I am happy with the result,” she said. “And yet, if anything, I hope, no matter what side you were on, it brings all of us as a people to a horizontal posture — brings us to our knees, our face to the floor, that we pray for our country.”
“That we pray for him, whether you think he could turn this upside down, or you’re praying he will uphold the positions he said he would,” she added.
Even now, high school students have staged walk-outs as a result of the election.
Odds are that the backlash is only just getting started.