On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama became the first black President of the United States. His message was one of hope, unity and change: “Yes We Can.”
Donald Trump’s election was a staggering rejection of President Obama’s legacy. Trump’s was a message of fear, division and a return to what once was.
Regardless of Hillary Clinton’s unpopularity, the success of Trump’s movement shows just how disillusioned and disenfranchised vast swathes of American people feel – not to mention how much they despise Washington politics.
As a result, everything Obama represented, everything he worked to change, looks set to be swept away.