Ernie Johnson May Have Delivered The Most Poignant Take On Trump Winning The Election And What We Need To Do Next
Some people are ecstatic over the results of Donald Trump winning the 2016 presidential election and at the same time other Americans are devastated. Nearly all are shocked. Many are searching for answers and trying to imagine what to make of the election and what will transpire during a Trump presidency. Inside the NBA host Ernie Johnson spoke from the heart and astutely summarized on how he believes all Americans should react to the 45th President of the United States.
Before Thursday’s game between the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat, Johnson gave his thoughts on the election and President-elect Trump. The announcer revealed that he was not persuaded by either candidate and despite knowing his vote would be wasted, he wrote in Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who ran against Trump in the Republican primary.
As he reflected in his powerful monologue, he urged the nation to “move on” and give Trump a chance.
“I’m hopeful. I watched the video today on CNN of what was going on at the White House with Donald Trump and President Obama. I was hopeful and I was encouraged that there will be a difference between the President Trump and the campaigning Trump. And I’m with these guys, we have to give him a chance. But here’s the deal, I just hope he’s all in … in fixing the wounds in this country and the divides that separate this country. And I want to be part of that too. And for me to part of it, I have to look in the mirror and say, ‘How am I going to be a better man? How am I going to be a better neighbor? How am I going to be a better citizen? How am I going to be a better American? How can I be a fountain and not a drain?’”
Charles Barkley, who also didn’t vote for Trump, echoed his coworker’s sentiments and said that America needs to accept their new President. He added that he respected the office and “we have to give him a chance.”