Yeah, I know, it's probably better that he isn't a strongman. I just feel for the people who voted for Trump. The people who supported Trump presumably did so overwhelmingly because they thought he was going to upend the system. Pretending electoral college votes represent the will of the people for a moment, the American people wanted 4 years chaos and retribution.
The whole time the election was going on people were trying to explain why people supported Trump. I think I understand a lot of different perspectives that led to a Trump vote. But the whole time I kept thinking: "Okay, so you look around and see your community literally dying and Clinton is actually promising more of the same, I get how you can't vote for that." But every time I had to append: "But you know he's a con artist, right?"
Maybe there's just nothing more sympathetic to me than a frustrated desire for vengeance.
But I realize that at this point if the only thing Trump does with the presidency is loots the coffers for a couple hundred billions dollars then we'll probably have to count ourselves lucky (and I say "ourselves" on behalf of humanity, not just Americans).