President-elect Donald Trump pulled off one of the most stunning upsets in political history, defying all odds to beat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. While Trump supporters are ecstatic about Trump’s victory, many college students are crying and having nervous breakdowns. Some students are protesting in the streets and burning American flags.
In a shocking video, one disgruntled young woman even claims there will “have to be casualties” and that “people have to die”:
Many college campuses are offering comforting measures to help students ‘cope’ with the election results:
- Cornell University is staging “cry ins”. On Wednesday, over 50 fragile students gathered together on campus to “mourn” the Trump win with a “cry in,” “braving the cold, wind and occasional rain,” the Sun notes. The “cry in” apparently included Cornellians sitting “in a circle to share stories and console each other” while organizers encouraged “attendees to gather closer together and ‘include each other.'” “Willard Straight Hall Resource Center employees gave out blankets, tissues and hot chocolate to keep participants warm, while students signed posters with words of encouragement and protest, including ‘Donald Trump is not my president,'” reports the Sun. Presumably, there were also coloring books and puppies passed out to advance their healing over the results of the peaceful democratic election.
- One Yale University professor has decided to let students skip their midterms. Supposedly one of the most elite institutions of higher learning in the country, an anonymous professor has decided to let students skip their midterms. The professor wrote in an email to his students, according to Yale Daily News Managing Editor Jon Victor tweeted.“I am getting many heartfelt notes from students who are in shock over the election returns,”
“The ones I find most upsetting are those who fear, rightly or wrongly, for their own families. These students are requesting that the exam be postponed. On the other hand, I am sure that many students have sacrificed to prepare for the test …Therefore, I am making the exam optional.”The professor told the class he would “calculate each student’s grade both with and without” the exam.
- Tufts University offers arts and crafts to students.
- University of Kansas offers therapy dogs for comfort.
- University of Michigan counsels students on grief and loss. “People are frustrated, people are just really sad and shocked,” said Trey Boynton, the director of multi-ethnic student affairs at the University of Michigan. “A lot of people are feeling like there has been a loss. We talked about grief today and about the loss of hope that this election would solidify the progress that was being made.” There was a steady flow of students entering Ms. Boynton’s office Wednesday. They spent the day sprawled around the center, playing with Play-Doh and coloring in coloring books, as they sought comfort and distraction.
Colleges nationwide are scrambling to help students process Republican Donald Trump’s stunning election victory.
However, former Mayor Giuliani told Fox & Friends that the college students protesting Trump are ‘a bunch of spoiled crybabies’:
Blogger and Blaze contributor, Matt Walsh posted a tweet on Friday, Veterans Day:
This writer won’t criticize college students too much for crying over Tuesday’s election results because she ALSO cried when she learned who won the election…but for a completely different reason.
Long live our Constitutional Republic… and pour the champagne!