The Saddest Thing

It was a sad thing that, in 2016, all the forces and circumstances that determine which candidate will be elected president of the United States came together in a perfect storm of coincidence such that an individual manifestly unfit to hold that office secured it. During his presidency, Trump has behaved in a way that revealed the full measure of his depravity. The saddest thing is that all the Republican members of the senate, with the fleeting exception of Mitt Romney, have chosen not only to prop Trump up and allow him to remain in office, but also to support perpetuation of his tenure despite the incalculable harm he has inflicted upon our country and the prospect that if he remains as president for another four years, he will fracture our society, destroy our democracy, and imperil all humanity, perhaps irreparably.