I was speaking with a close friend recently and they recounted an event that deeply disturbed them; the observation of a wildly irrational emotional response to the impending election. An individual, while speaking about the closeness of the presidential election between President Trump and Mr. Biden, became teary and visibly upset, abruptly walking away from a political conversation. They were “afraid that the President would be reelected.”
After looking at the internet, I was shocked to see this is not an uncommon occurrence. What was even more disturbing is remembering this ‘fear’ was visible during the 2016 election; sobbing and tearful people seen on national television at the announcement that Donald Trump had won the election.