Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States | Sojourners

Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States

Last night, the United States elected Donald J. Trump as 45th president of the United States.

The vote comes at the end of a grueling 18-month election season, one that put misogyny, racism, homophobia, and bigotry in the spotlight. Election coverage largely pitted Trump's rhetoric on the preceding against Hillary Clinton's judgement on issues of privacy and national security. Trump's win is an endorsement of his divisive language and his slogan to "Make America Great Again." 

In an election season that seemed to show a schism within the traditionally Republican evangelical voting bloc with evangelical women and people of color defecting from the right, Tuesday night's numbers were far more lopsided:

More than 80 percent of white evangelicals voted for Trump, according to exit polls

Sojourners will have much more in the coming hours. For now, we pray.

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