With thousands of people taking to the streets in protest of a Donald Trump Presidency, Bethenny Frankel has taken to social media...
... and put these same people on blast.
“Crazy to bully and badger over the election,” the outspoken reality star wrote. “We and the media nominated them and we had the right to vote for either.
“This protesting is moronic. What is the government going to say? ‘Just kidding. Do over?'"
For those unaware, Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States very early Wednesday morning.
Okay, you probably knew that.
Several hours later, in cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Seattle, disgruntled Hillary Clinton supporters marched in public, shouting such mantras as "NOT OUR PRESIDENT!"
After mistakenly stating that Trump won the state of New York, and then clarifying her faux pas, Frankel expounded on her frustration and irritation surrounding the protests.
“People are burning flags This is not a joke,” she said, adding:
"Cursing and screaming and fighting and burning flags is not productive right now… I’m sorry - processing grief and frustration is one thing. This is another.”
One Internet user shot back at Frankel, writing that she doesn’t understand the protestor’s points because Frankel is a “multimillionaire white women [who hasn't] exactly been the focus of [Trump’s] vitriol for over a year.”
For one thing, Frankel is a woman.
Therefore, yes, she has been the focus of Trump's vitriol.
Secondly... Hispanics? Blacks? The ethnicities that Trump truly slammed on many occasions over the past several months?
They voted in far fewer numbers this year than they did in 2012.
So we're not sure what this user is trying to say.
By late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning, the number of protesters in The Big Apple rose to about 100,000. They shut down streets and stopped traffic.
And, look, we get it.
Trump is a liar. He's a bigot. He's an insecure narcissist who is a complete embarrassment as a reality TV host, let alone as the President of the United States.
The world feels like a different, scary, confusing place ever since he got elected to the highest office in the world.
But where were these protests while he was actually running?
While Trump supporters were screaming about locking Hillary up (and screaming many racial epithets as well), it may have helped if Clinton supporters took these kinds of extreme actions before any votes were actually cast.
Moreover, the cities where these protests are taking place already "protested" against Trump... by casting their ballots for Clinton.
She won handily in New York, for example.
We understand their frustration that their candidate didn't win, but what are they actually protesting here? The person who did win? That's not a cause.
Finally... can you imagine how people would react if protestors chanted that Obama or Clinton were "not" their "President" the day after an election?
They would be roasted as un-American.
This is a trying time, we absolutely understand. And we feel the same way.
But remember what Obama said about Trump as President: it's our duty as citizens to now root for his success.
“We’re patriots first," the President said on Wednesday.
"We all want what’s best for this country. That’s what I heard in Mr. Trump’s remarks last night. That’s what I heard when I spoke to him directly. And I was heartened by that.”
If you are upset about what happened in this election, get involved in local government. Talk to the other side and try to understand where they are coming from. Register Democrats to vote.
Donate to Planned Parenthood or a refugee cause. Do something about organizations or people that may actually suffer under a Trump administration.
But the election basically was a protest. That was a literal chance to have your voice heard in the most fair and democratic way possible.
So go inside. Take a deep breath. Put down your signs. And figure out a way to make sure no one like Donald Trump gets anywhere close to the White House ever again.