I didn’t mind Donald Trump so much three and a half years ago, on that day my friend’s dad went to the hospital with a strep infection in his heart, while over in Seattle, my friend and I sat in front of the television and watched the map turn red. My friend’s dad was already hooked up to a monitor when he had the heart attack.

Michigan went for Trump. Wisconsin, Trump. Pennsylvania, Trump.

We didn’t know if my friend’s dad would survive the night, so we watched the news and refreshed 538The New York Times, and Politico, and that evening, because my friend’s dad might have been about to die, the election made me feel better about things.

Josh deLacy