Donald Trump's election as President of the United States has caused almost as much grief and consternation as Nelson Mandela’s death did -- more, perhaps, because death is inevitable and Trump's election was, even to his supporters, unexplainable, "a miracle." The day after he won the election, demonstrations bloomed spontaneously in 30 U.S. cities. Ten thousand demonstrators marched in New York, chanting, "We. Reject. The President-Elect." To all but the estimated one-third of the U.S. population that voted for him, Trump’s elevation seems a catastrophe. "It’s like when your dad dies," said comedian Trevor Noah.