President Obama’s response to the 2016 election was far different than what we’re seeing now with Donald Trump. Kyle Herman was a White House staffer at the time, tasked with writing Obama’s formal responses to the emails and letters sent in by everyday Americans. Obama gave staffers a brief pep talk before he addressed the nation to accept Trump’s win and promised to ensure a peaceful transfer of power. Herman later posted on Facebook asking whether Trump would do the same if he lost reelection in four years. As we’re seeing now, the answer is a resounding “no.”