A strutting, under-qualified, temperamentally unfit ego-monster will become president tomorrow at noon eastern. As Donald Trump‘s victory became apparent on the evening of 11.8.16 I called this the worst tragedy to hit the U.S. since 9/11. I was wrong, in a sense. As ghastly and deeply shocking as the World Trade Center attacks were, the country recovered after a few weeks and a semblance of normality was restored. The toxic effects of the Trump administration will be with us for four years. Nearly 3000 people died as a direct result of the 9/11 attacks, but how many will die sooner rather than later due to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act? Barring a successful impeachment, the U.S. will not only be saddled with a moody, ADD-afflicted, sociopathic Il Brutto until January 2021, but the decisions and priorities of a rogue’s gallery of ultra-conservative cabinet chiefs and henchmen — Jeff Sessions, John Kelly, Steve Bannon, Rence Priebus, Rex Tillerson, Ben Carson, Tom Price, Tom Price, Scott Pruitt, Steve Mnuchin, Rick Perry — arguably the most arrogant, unqualified, elitist, deeply insulated, ruling-classy or imaginatively-divorced-from-reality appointees (i.e., nominated Education Secretary Betsy Devos‘s belief that guns are necessary in certain western schools to guard against bears) in U.S. history.