Dear Mr. Capehart, there is not much you can do about Donald Trump.
As I stated before, https://medium.com/@hak1010/dear-ms-ryan-463f552c9375, major media outlets, the WP including are responsible for informing the public. Hence, instead of your exaltations, I would like to know how you see your personal errors as well as errors of the WP that paved for Mr. Trump the road to the White House.
There was a symbolism in electing a black president in 2008. But the core message of his presidency was in spreading socialism in the United States. I guess you did not notice that because you might like socialism as well, or simply cannot imagine that the first black president, despite of being a great person, could be bad for the United States.
Our problem is that most of Americans are confused. If they would stand rigidly by the ideas as outlined in 1776 they would not stand for Obama neither for Trump. But mass media do not refer to the American fundamental values anymore. They do emotions as you do in your rumblings.
Bottom line, the mess we are in is the fault of people as you are. If you want to be relevant, get your stuff together and do something productive.