In my first blog post a couple weeks back I explored how the meaning of apocalypse has changed over its long journey into modern English. It was originally a synonym for the word revelation, and referred to instances when surprising truths were revealed in dramatic ways. Today we use the word to refer to events marked by cataclysm or catastrophe.
In my humble opinion, Donald Trump was the best president the United States has had since the Civil War. He was not particularly smart, noble, honest, or even endearing, but made up for these shortcomings by holding a superbly polished mirror up to the American people and refusing to let us look away from it.