Full disclosure: I think we should choose the presidency by popular vote. I fully understand that we do not. I don't think losing the popular vote makes Trump's presidency less valid, but his tweeting about how he actually "won" the popular vote makes it obvious that he's insecure about it. What I have little tolerance for is his constantly stating that he has a mandate or that he won in a landslide. Let's give every voter an equal voice. I don't put much stock in the argument that electing the president by popular vote would cause politicians to campaign in only a few states. That's true now only the handful of states aren't the most populated ones.
The simple truth is that the nation is divided politically (in terms of people who actually do and/or are allowed to vote). Trump carried the states of Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan by about 1% give or take. The winner-takes-all method of voting distorts how divided the country is. What we really need is a return to bipartisan solutions to issues that affect the American public. We need a coherent national foreign policy, a bipartisan solution to health care, a bipartisan solution to entitlement reform and just a overall return to common sense. Republicans proceed at their own peril if they use narrow victories in historically blue-leaning states to gut Social Security and Medicare and repeal Obamacare without a viable replacement.
I'm a moderate Republican. I voted for Hillary. I fully accept that Donald Trump will be the president. I hope his election will force moderate Republicans in office to become more vocal. I want bipartisan to cease being a four letter word. Any meaningful solutions to health care, social security, Medicare and terrorism will require bipartisan effort. I'm not terribly optimistic about the next four years but I am hopeful that future American generations will be more willing to reach across the aisle to govern responsibly.