Rashida Jones' Tweet About The Close Election Cuts To The Core Of Why This Hurts So Much
The results of the 2016 presidential election certainly aren't going the way many expected or hoped. Of course, there is still a while to go when it comes to declaring if either Republican nominee, Donald Trump, or Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, will be the next president of the United States. However, as of around 9:30 p.m. EST, many individuals (including a lot of celebrities) started freaking on social media about how well Trump is doing. Though, there is one celeb tweet that stands out from the rest. It is so simple, but Rashida Jones' tweet about the close election explains why this hurts so much, especially for everyone who is hoping Clinton will be referred to as "Madam President" from here on out.
Jones tweeted, "I'm so scared. How did we get here?" Clearly, the former star of The Office never anticipated that the American people would find favor in Trump, who has been deemed both a sexist and also a racist over the course of his campaign, rather than Clinton. He has made a slew of shocking comments, and some that certainly don't define what America is or should be.
Think about it — did you ever believe that Trump, who once said, "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. ... They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists," would make it this far? Oh, and remember that time the Republican nominee said of Carly Fiorina, "Look at that face. Would anybody vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president? I mean, she's a woman, and I'm not supposed to say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?"
Yeah, those are probably only a few examples of why Jones is scared and shocked about so many people voting for Trump.
There really seems to be no words to express how fearful many Americans are feeling right now, but Jones is doing the situation justice in explaining it perfectly. Sometimes a few words are better than a bunch to describe your emotions, especially when it comes to one of the most important elections in U.S. history.