For John, BLUF: The 2016 presidential loss was a disorienting blow to the Democrats. Nothing to see here; just move along.
For the record:
The President is succeeded by the Vice President, in the event he leaves office (death, incapacitation, impeachment, resignation), and after the VEEP comes the Speaker of the House and then, per the Constitution, the President Pro Tempore of the US Senate. Who is, at this time, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah).
No, Virginia, it isn't Hillary Clinton.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff