The next four years are likely to be ugly
While it is true that President-elect Donald Trump has not yet started his term in the White House, one can easily discern a disturbing pattern of appointments. We will have an attorney general who but a few years ago told us that he had no problems with the KKK until he learned that members smoked weed; a secretary of state with deep financial ties to Russia and who stands to make a load of money if sanctions against the former Soviet empire are canceled; an Environmental Protection Agency secretary who has vowed to eliminate the EPA and who believes that global warming is a hoax; and a secretary of education who apparently does not believe in the separation of church and state and wants religious schools to be governmentally funded.
If one thinks of all the hate groups that have come out in favor of Trump, including his most trusted adviser, one will get an accurate preview of what the next four years will be like.
Should Trump be impeached, as many have prognosticated, Vice President-elect Mike Pence, a hard-right individual whose signature legislative move was to transfer funds for the treatment of AIDS to corrective therapy, will become president. God save us. At least Trump has no core beliefs, except of course to enrich himself.