And Americans are left facing the most vital question of our time:
What do we do now?
What should we do? What can we do? What must we do?
We must do something.
With the midterm elections less than four months away, we face the imminent threat of even more destructive Russian meddling.
Bots and paid provocateurs are already at work, poisoning social media and spreading propaganda. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, an army of professional hackers has been deployed to infiltrate and subvert our electoral system.
And Trump has signaled that he will do nothing to protect our democracy.
So it seems frighteningly possible that we will not be able to rely on the polls to reflect the will of the people.
Where does that leave us?
It seems obvious to me that we the people must resist. As Mahatma Gandhi said, civil disobedience is our sacred duty at times like this. And Thomas Jefferson called for even more violent resistance, proclaiming that:
Rebellion to tyranny is obedience to God.
Let us hope our sacred duty does not call us to violence. Let us first use every peaceful means at our disposal to stem this swelling tide of tyranny.
L:et us show our elected representatives by our words and our actions that Trump has to go. And that he has to go now.
Before it is too late.