For those who feel Trump's win is a giant tragedy, place the blame right on the feet of the Democratic machine. The DNC conspired against Bernie (probably the only serious candidate on either side who might actually have a measurable level of integrity) so that they could force their lap dog on the ticket. Reason would suggest that Hillary owed the right people the right things and therefore could be trusted to be properly controllable as President.
The Republicans did not do much better, I'd say they won the race in spite of the party leaders. The RNC tried to engineer the nomination process just as the Dems did, they just were unable to execute. A significant portion of their party essentially flipped the GOP the bird and supported Trump, some simply because he was the guy the GOP leaders DIDN'T want.
If this election tells us anything, it's that there is a growing dissatisfaction with the bloated, corrupt, inefficient and incompetent system as it sits now. The US government stopped working for the people a long time ago, it now serves itself and its well-connected benefactors. This is party independent, they both suck. Just about everything one side accuses the other of they are guilty of themselves.
It's almost comical. The only way to get an in-electable candidate elected, is to run him/her against someone even less electable. Or, essentially give them two choices that are similarly distasteful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlcngdW2Ju4
Take heart, those of you who are hyperventilating. Life will go on. Some people thought the world would end when FDR won. It didn't. Nixon was the devil and would ruin the country. He didn't. Reagan was going to start the next world war. He didn't. Bill Clinton, GW, Obama...they were all going to destroy our nation and somehow we are still here. Perhaps to the most optimistic of us, this may be the time that the political machine starts to turn away from their big-money influences and those extreme portions of their party and start listening to the majority of us who have moderate values. Maybe one day we will actually have a candidate that represents us. Hey, I can dream...