Wow, what a day. Now it’s time to heal.

For those of you who know me, or have been reading my blog for a while now you know that I’m often not short on words. I’ve been trying to write this post all day but honestly, for the first time in a long time, I just couldn’t write. Today has been an amazing day, but also a very emotional day for me and so many other Americans.

Yesterday went to bed around 2:00am hoping to see the election results but fighting to stay awake after a week of staying up until 2am and waking up at 5am. Like I have been all week, I woke up at 5am, watched the news until 6am and then fell back asleep.

I woke up at around 8:30am to this:

Biden Wins

I’ll be honest with all of you, I cried. I cried because the weight of the last four years had finally been lifted. It was an amazing feeling, but also an incredibly emotional experience. I think Trump is a terrible person, and while I won’t go too deeply into it now, here are three things that really bother me:

  1. Calling COVID – “The China Virus” – this has created a wave of anti-Chinese/anti-Asian sentiment in America. I have heard about this not just through stories I’ve read but first-hand from Chinese friends here in the US. This is incredibly racist, offensive, and does nothing but fuel hate and division in our country.
  2. Suggesting that Doctors are inflating COVID deaths – during Trump’s rally’s last week he said in front of packed crowds that Doctors were purposefully inflating COVID death counts. Insulting front-line workers during a pandemic is as low as you can go.
  3. Attacking the democratic process – we all saw this on display over the last week, it’s not only insulting to all of the people who voted, it’s also an incredible selfish, childish and embarrassing thing to do. The world is watching and I can tell you that how Trump has handled this will be his legacy.

All that being said, I don’t think that all Trump supporters are like Trump, nor do I think they would agree with everything he says and does. Here’s what I said on Twitter today:

Respecting Trump Supporters

Tonight, Kamala Harris and Joe Biden gave two of the most inspiring speeches I have ever seen in my life. The focus was on healing the country, bringing people together, and truly restoring America both nationally and around the world.

Kamala Harris Acceptance Speech

I cried during both Kamala and Joe’s speeches. I’m not embarrassed or scared to admit that I cried, I’m proud. This is a turning point for our country and it was so inspiring to see true leaders at their best.

Joe Biden Acceptance Speech

Now it’s time for us to heal as a nation, to take COVID seriously, to take Science seriously, and to restore the respect we once had globally. It will take time, but I do think today was a tremendous step forward toward making America a country that is unified, not divided.

Whether you voted for Biden or Trump, know that I believe from the bottom of my heart that we are more similar than we are different. Together we can shift the focus from division and hate, to unification and healing.

Here’s to the journey ahead, together.

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  • Mark November 7, 2020, 7:36 pm

    Well written, Morgan!

    I echo everything you said and felt.

    Thank you.
    Mark

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    • Morgan November 7, 2020, 8:13 pm

      Thanks Mark – much appreciated!

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  • Bulls November 7, 2020, 8:35 pm

    Where the tax returns.. show us the money
    Follow the money
    He is using the justice dept like his personal attorney dept
    You can’t have a strong economy when people are dying or dead.
    A healthy society meand a healthy economy.
    He has nothing better to do than tweet nonsense.
    He self destruct.

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  • Bulls November 7, 2020, 8:58 pm

    Opps 1 more thing

    Cry baby sore loser

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  • Brad Mugford November 7, 2020, 9:56 pm

    Politics aside, Joe Biden is a decent person. He shows grace and humility. He will not be on Twitter all day bullying people, trolling people, lying, saying dumb stuff, rejecting science, etc.

    This county has a lot more in common than people think. You have one politician that builds his brand on divide and conquer. You have another that is trying to build bridges via just being a decent human being.

    You can tell Joe Biden actually has empathy for people and their struggles. He has had many of his own struggles.

    I think Biden brings the right tone at the moment. The country needs that more than anything.

    Brad

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  • Brad Mugford November 7, 2020, 10:03 pm

    Additionally, Joe Biden actual respects norms and institutions. He will not treat the DOJ like his own personal law firm or goon squad to clear protestors for a ridiculous photo-op.

    My biggest issue with Trump is having someone like that in charge of the levers of government. The people in government are employees of the people, they are not employees of Donald Trump.

    There is enough stress with covid without all the other bullshit on top of it.

    A return to boring normalcy sounds a lot more appealing to me than daily drama and chaos.

    Brad

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  • Bulls November 7, 2020, 10:26 pm

    Biden came from a poor humble family with many tragedies unlike trump inherited from his rich daddy.
    He admires dictators like Putin and NKorea.
    All his intimidation fear tactics come from the dictatorship playbook.Silence the critics and my way or you are gone…

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  • Bulls November 7, 2020, 10:29 pm

    He is going to pardon all his cronies his family and himself before leaving office.

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  • David November 8, 2020, 7:04 am

    I’m feeling you Morgan. What a relief. Time to come together. It’s finally over.

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  • Suresh Raghavan November 8, 2020, 7:04 am

    Well said, basic human decency and kindness won . A terrible chapter in US history is now behind.

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  • Bruce Linton November 8, 2020, 8:23 am

    GREAT post! Your comments reflect what many of us feel and hope. This is a wonderful post that marks this historic time in our country! And yes, the call for us all to be better listeners with those who think differently has and always will be an important component of being a democracy.

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  • Paul Kapschock November 8, 2020, 8:41 am

    You are kind enough not to call Trump a moron. Good for you.

    Biden is President and what the USA needs now, to heal.

    But don’t worry, you will be able to pay $29.99 per month and watch his cable show. Or, attend a live rally for $49.99…limited seating. Pay $499 extra and get private backstage meeting with Don Jr. and Kim…..t-shirts included!

    Next Feat: Twitter death to his existing Congressional Republicans.

    Enjoy!

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  • Morgan November 8, 2020, 10:15 am

    Thanks for all the great comments everyone, what an incredible time for all of us!

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  • paul kapschock November 9, 2020, 3:15 am

    Matt, I bet you sleep well at night? You make me laugh 🙂 Thanks.

    You sound like Q moron.

    Damn dude. Hahahaha

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    • Truth November 9, 2020, 4:37 am

      He does seem like a caricature and even possible or likely fake, but you should see the previous comments Morgan actually censored and deleted. That’s a whole different matter.

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      • Morgan November 9, 2020, 10:14 am

        Yup, fake account – I tried sending him an email to verify and it bounced. Comments removed, only real people allowed to comment on my blog!

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  • Dewey Defeats Truman November 9, 2020, 4:16 pm

    Oops!

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