It was like waking up from a bad nightmare only to find it to be true. By electing Donald Trump as the President of the United States, America has shown us just which candidate they hated more: Hillary Clinton.
We're talking about the first woman to ever stand for the post. One who is exceptionally qualified for the job; one who has spent years in service of her government.
A woman who would have been the steady hand the America needed, who would have been a triumph for feminism and every woman who has ever been passed over for a job because of gender.
Instead, in a crazy turnabout of a joke gone far too wrong, Trump now has claim to the Oval Office.
He's a proven liar with several bankruptcies behind him. He's a man who has shamelessly spoken of harassing women. And a man who admires authoritarian dictators - from Russia's Vladimir Putin to Saddam Hussein and Kim Jong Un.
This is a new, unexpected chapter in America's history.