I used to have a follower who I thought was a friend who is in his 70's. He has written several very good articles on Buddhism in the past and I was under the impression that he was attempting to follow the tenets of that religion. His wife is a pagan of sorts and I am not familiar with her particular faith or tradition.
He is a liberal (open minded) fellow like most really intelligent people but his vitriol hatred of President Trump is uncharacteristically unsound to say the least. First: It is the duty of every citizen once the election is over to at least try and support the new regime. This person advocated rebellion! Not the actions of someone trying to follow the Buddha's teachings to say the least.
I to am a student of the dharma and a follower of the path of the elders-Theravada Buddhism. It is more a philosophy than it is a religion for me. The Buddha was a man like you and me and learned through great effort and trial and error some noble truths he shared with us. He taught mindfulness and that is the key to living in this world in peace and harmony.
If I were to call myself a Buddhist, I would have to say in all honesty that I am a lousy Buddhist so I refrain from using the label. The fact that my former friend can't break free from his obsession with politics just goes to show how clinging brings about discomfort and distress. He should be at peace and loving every minute of his remaining life but instead he insists on allowing the Presidential election to disrupt his harmony.
It is ego to think that our concern somehow makes any difference. There were Presidents people didn't like before we were born and there will be Presidents people don't like long after we are gone. This notion that the outcome of western civilization hinges on this one Presidency is foolishness.
If I live 3 more presidential terms I'll be lucky. I care but I am not concerned. Life goes on.....