Trump is a total self-serving narcissist. He has the most inconsistent platform of any Presidential candidate in memory, and no matter how much people call him on it, he still has a huge base of support. He flip flops. We know this because within the past 10 years he was an adamant supporter of the Democrats and one of their campaign funders... so much so that some people believe he's just a plant for the Republican party so that the Dems get in. But people were stupid enough to vote for him, so he has become the real deal. He's turning coat because he sees a vulnerable voting base that can be easily manipulated with emotional appeals.
He has proven beyond doubt that if you're wealthy and have some notoriety, then you have a shot at being President, no matter how unqualified you are. It's scary. IMO Trump is taking advantage of a powder keg that was already about to go off. The right wing in the U.S. are a really big problem right now, from the outside looking in. If you study the history of the rise of fascism and all the warning signs, the U.S. has every single one right now. Actually, the right wing are a problem in the western world in general these days, but the U.S. is the epicentre. Hawkish foreign policies developed by neo-liberals who literally want world dominance have led to this situation, to such scarcity that the People are dividing and seeing one another as enemies. It's dangerous.
If you voted for Trump because you think it will accelerate the inevitable crash of America, you're out to lunch. That crash won't be precipitated by Trump, it'll be done by the financial institutions and the world market. What Trump will do is create self-serving domestic policies that just make like insufferable, but not to any meaningful tipping point that the system has a revolution. So really you just shot yourself in the foot. It's funny because white people think voting for Trump will make their lives better, just like the Brexit folks thought that voting "leave" would save them -- but you're wrong.
As for Hilary... she's just part of the same Clinton / Rockafeller dynasty that has been inflicted upon America for decades, through politics and big money. And she's a bald faced liar on top of it. Not that Trump isn't, but his lies aren't perjury. I guess she is the lesser of two evils in some ways, at least she has government experience; but she is so status quo and will tow the line for all the forces that have stagnated and corrupted America, like the big corporations and the banks, who she voted to bail out in 2008 and beyond.
Really what this election cycle is showing us is that either America won't change at all (status quo) or it'll get worse. That's pretty much it. So everyone around the world who's watching is getting ready to settle into another 8 years of BS.
Bernie was really your only hope. He had no understanding of economics but at least he had a moral compass, and it's morality that U.S. politics is totally lacking right now. Seeing him bow out and support Hilary was really saddening to watch as he was the only candidate with integrity. Oh well.
Good luck to you!
The artist's job is not to succumb to despair, but to find an antidote to the emptiness of existence. -W.A.