Best Of 2017

Best reason to be terrified and confused about the world: Donald Trump

Best reason to be terrified and confused about the world

Well, it happened. The thing many thought impossible. After a campaign filled with gaffes, scandals, racist rhetoric and near-meltdowns, reality TV star Donald Trump won the nation’s highest office. The victory of a candidate who just months before was a seeming non-starter and whose campaign looked to be at most a sideshow attraction upended the perceived rulebook on national politics in the United States, casting into full relief the deep dissatisfaction and anger of a big portion — but by no means majority — of the country. It’s going to be a strange four years.