George Takei has 7 steps for Americans worried about Donald Trump's presidency

Source: AP
Source: AP

Despite the seemingly insurmountable odds, Donald Trump has been elected as the 45th president of the United States. What this entails is still unclear, but it doesn't bode well for a plethora of groups: LGBTQ communities, people of color, Muslims and women, as a start. 

It's easy, and understandable, to push the panic button — Canada's immigration site crashed Tuesday night, to give an idea of how nervous some people are about a Trump presidency. But many of us will likely remain in America, meaning we will ostensibly live under at least four years of Trump and a GOP senate, congress, Supreme Court and White House cabinet. 

In that light, actor and LGBTQ activist George Takei offered guidance and encouragement Wednesday morning on how concerned Americans can tackle a Trump presidency in a seven-tweet plan. Takei, who himself was a survivor of imprisonment in a Japanese internment camp in America during World War II, starts with a resonant message: "We may not have prevailed, but we must not despair." 

Takei was highly critical of Trump throughout the election, posting a scathing Facebook takedown of the real estate mogul back in June, citing his lack of preparedness for the presidency. He has repeatedly offered Trump a seat at his Broadway show Allegiance, a musical about the World War II internment camps, intimating that Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric echoes what Japanese-Americans went through decades ago. 

"What Donald Trump is talking about is something that's going to make his logo 'America disgraced again,'" Takei told MSNBC in December. 

Takei's remarks offer a brief respite in an otherwise dark day for America. 

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