Losing isn't easy, and James Fallows is not taking it well.
The storied national correspondent at the Atlantic and former chief speechwriter in the Carter White House writes that Trump's victory stands as the "most grievous blow" America has endured in his lifetime.
What happened on Election Night was a disaster, he argues, a national catastrophe more tragic than even the Sept. 11th terror attacks.
Running through a laundry list of calamities, Fallows argues that "the wars in Vietnam and Iraq" along with "the Kennedy and King assassinations and the 9/11 attacks" pale in comparison to the 2016 presidential election. "For a democratic process," he concludes, "to elevate a man expressing total disregard for democratic norms and institutions is worse."