Once Donald Trump was elected the next U.S. president during the wee hours of Wednesday morning, many parents across the country wondered how to break the news to their children.
After all, how do you justify to a kid that a former reality TV star, who has put forth racist, sexist and xenophobic statements, will be the 45th president of this country?
That's the quandary that J.R. Smith finds himself in.
The Cleveland Cavaliers' shooting guard, who joined teammate LeBron James in campaigning with Hillary Clinton in Ohio last week, took to his Instagram account Wednesday desperately searching for answers for what to tell his daughter.
"How do you explain to this face what happen? You can be a educated women in your field and not get the job because your a women or cause your black?" Smith wrote in his heartfelt IG post, accompanied by a photo of one of his daughters. "How do you say, 'go try your best' even though it won't be good enough. How do I even feel confident sending her on play dates knowing the kids family voted for the racist, sexist person and I don't know how they will treat her when she's gone."
What must make it extra difficult for J.R., in particular, is he brought his adorable daughter, Demi, on stage to stand tall "with her" during Clinton's campaign stop in Cleveland just this past Sunday.
It can't be easy for J.R.'s daughter to see Clinton vying to become the first female president one day, only for her to witness someone as controversial as Trump to defeat her in the election just a couple of days later.
To all the parents out there, how did you explain Trump's election to your children?
Ironically enough, J.R. and the Cavs will visit President Obama at the White House today after Trump meets with the commander-in-chief.
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