What I’m reading a lot on social media is a very determined effort to falsely equivocate either Obama or Hillary Clinton with Trump (whether their characters, their campaigns, or their future presidencies). In my view, this is particularly disingenuous. To put Obama’s presence and stature or Clinton’s experience and dignity up against Trump’s impulsiveness and braggadocio and call them basically the same thing just isn’t being honest with one’s self.
This, I think, is probably the most insidious choice that voters made because it assumes a “pick your poison” baseline, that both are bad. Further, a vote for what is “lesser of two evils” excuses all the other bad traits about Trump. It essentially doesn’t matter how bad Trump was, is, or will be: at least he’s not as evil as “that nasty woman.”