First, it’s better than, not better then.
Second, that first sentence needs an edit.
Third, you don’t need all caps to make a “good” point.
Fourth, you are the one who does not understand why Trump was elected. It is simple. Trump was elected because too many liberals think like you. And in fairness, the working class had every reason to elect someone from outside the beltway, for many of the reasons you mention.
That said, the bad policies of past Democrat presidents do not excuse me from deciding to vote for, or not vote against, someone like Mike Pence or Kanye West for POTUS.
That would be the worst choice.
Even if Hillary runs again as the Democratic candidate (to be clear, not a fan, but to use the most extreme example), it would be a very stupid choice.
Finally, with Trump as POTUS, the only fire that matters is the one he’s setting on the entire planet.
Congratulations on your past and future protest votes.
You’re so right, so to speak.
Another four years of Trump after this four years is, without question, the “better then” choice.