The 45th president of the United States has been elected and is already announcing his policy plans and choosing people for important positions in the White House. As Americans wrap their heads around a Trump presidency, one man from Brunswick, Georgia still doesn’t know who won the election.
Unlike thousands and thousands of Americans who anxiously followed the presidential elections down to the last minute, Joe Chandler went to bed on election night.
“I was invited to an election party to stay up into the night with everybody gnawing their nails, hanging on and I thought, ‘Oh, there has to be a better way,” he told Fox 5 Atlanta.
He woke up the next morning feeling peaceful and thought he could wait until afternoon before finding out who the new president-elect is. But that didn’t happen either.
Now, after deciding to hold off from the news for as long as possible, Chandler walks around town with a sign around his neck. “I don’t know who won, and don’t want to. PLEASE DON’T TELL ME,” the placard reads. He also wears headphones so that he doesn’t overhear the news.
“Having subtracted myself from this political fracas and all of the mayhem of the digital media, I kind of found the center of the cyclone, it is very peaceful in my bubble of ignorance,” he said.
The man is also avoiding newspapers, TV and the internet, so he can continue living in his peaceful bubble of ignorance.
“I’d like to make it to 2020, but I’ll be lucky to make it to [tomorrow],” Chandler expressed while peaking to the Atlanta TV station WXIA.
One can only hope that Chandler can remain oblivious to the news for as long as possible. However, how he responds to the news of his new president is surely something to look forward to — especially if he is not a Trump supporter.