These anti-Trump protests are UNNECESSARY

And this is coming from someone who voted for Hillary Clinton.

The election is over. Done. Finished.

Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States, whether these protesters like it or not.

It's time we move on and end this bitter diviseness that has greatly fractured our country. While people have a right to feel dissatisfied with the outcome, holding protests does nothing to unify us as a country.

When Obama was elected in 2008, I don't remember seeing people marching on the streets, destroying property, and burning Obama in effigy.

We should be aiming to heal the wounds that this election has left, not aggravating them.

As long as the media pressing on with its reporting of these mass demonstrations, people's attention will continue to be diverted from the issues that really count -- the economy and terrorism among them.

President Obama and Hillary Clinton struck
a conciliatory tone in their speeches yesterday, with the former saying that we're all part of the same team.

I understand these protesters are exercising their right to free speech, but it's only been a day since Trump was declared the president-elect.

As Clinton noted, we owe him an open mind and the chance to lead.

Now that the Republicans are in control of Congress and the presidency, it's on them to implement changes that will improve the lot of struggling Americans. If they fail to do so, they may end up losing their grip on both houses in the midterm elections.

That's what makes living in a democratic society so wonderful: If we're unhappy with the state of the country, we the people oust the incumbent party from power. It happened in 2000, 2008, and now again in 2016.

Will the 70-year-old Trump get two terms in office? That remains to be seen. Until then, we should at least give Trump the chance to "make America great again."

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