Donald Trump

Canada
December 3, 2016 10:55am CST
Is anyone else who is a non-U.S. citizen super worried about the fact that Donald Trump is going to be in charge of a country? As a Canadian LGBT individual living directly on the US border, I am terrified.
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@Mike197602 (13467)
• Worcester, England
3 Dec 16
For me, at the moment, I'm not worried as such. I think a lot of what he said was campaign shtick and he may well soften his line on some issues...time will tell. Over here a lot of people who voted for brexit are somewhat happy he has won as he had the opposite opinion on a trade deal than obama and personally, although I used to be an obama fan, I think obama interfered too much. I'm reserving judgement on trump until he starts doing stuff rather than saying stuff.
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• Canada
4 Dec 16
I wish I could stand back about it, but unfortunately he's already affecting the mentality in the U.S., as well as in Canadian border towns. It's a mess of hate crimes and no action on law enforcement's part right now. On another note, I strongly disagree with the whole Brexit thing, but that's another topoc entirely.
@Bluedoll (17069)
• Canada
4 Dec 16
I'm looking at this from a non-political view to a more social view on the effect of trumphairism. I will exaggerate. Writers everywhere in the world have been seen pulling out their hair. All media and arts are grinding to a halt. There is nothing to read, admire or watch anymore. Everything has been trumpatized. The invasion began last year. Hide your pets. Protect your topoc.
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• Canada
15 Dec 16
You, my fellow human, have just made my night. Brownies for you!
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@PainsOnSlate (20254)
• Canada
29 Dec 16
I have duel citizenship, Canadian and the US. I hate what is happening to my birth Country and hope he is removed quickly because he is an idiot. Don't worry, Canada is never going to be like he is....
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• Canada
3 Jan 17
It better never be.
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@flapiz (4152)
• Australia
4 Dec 16
It's maybe because I'm really not updated to current events but I'm not worried. Although US is a powerful country which may ripple and affect other world countries, I think leaving them to their internal affairs is all we can do. The decision is final I don't worrying would do much.
• Canada
4 Dec 16
Actually, no, the decision is not final. Trump is only currently President-elect and will not be sworn in as President until January 29th. Before then, the Electoral College still has to cast a vote on December 19th, which is what ACTUALLY decides who wins. Unfortunately, the popular vote doesn't really mean much in the states.
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@flapiz (4152)
• Australia
4 Dec 16
@RiggsMortis that's just too complicated. What's the purpose of an election then?
• Canada
4 Dec 16
@flapiz That's the exact same argument I made!! It doesn't make any sense to ask the population for their opinion if you aren't even going to take it into account!
@clrumfelt (5424)
• United States
14 Dec 16
I think you should be glad Trump is going to be President. He has promised to protect the LGBT people from attacks, which is something Obama hasn't done. Hillary would be more of the same.
@clrumfelt (5424)
• United States
15 Dec 16
@RiggsMortis You're not alone in your sentiments, my friend. But I think you have nothing to fear.
• Canada
17 Dec 16
@clrumfelt And I think you're out of your mind :)
@GinerNut (196)
• Barcelona, Spain
3 Dec 16
Nope, it will remain the same sugar (opposite of). Just a different puppet at the head. We will just have to wait and see what his administration does. I am still confused how on earth out of all the millions of people there was only a choice of two. Neither of which I would have selected.
• Canada
4 Dec 16
I would have taken Clinton over him, even being as awful as she is. At least hate crimes wouldn't have spiked both in the U.S. and Canadian border towns as well. I wish I could agree with you, but I've been incessantly attacked since his election for my identity. If anything, he's given the bigots back their voice.
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@GinerNut (196)
• Barcelona, Spain
4 Dec 16
@RiggsMortis, Damien, I quite agree with you about the bigots, just history repeating over again. Get us all divided and stir up emotions. I believe as ever it is to keep people's eye off other stuff. When will mankind ever learn eh? At least nowadays we have this wonderful medium where we can express our opinions and differences in a calm civilised manner. Best wishes.
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@MALUSE (40095)
• Germany
3 Dec 16
Many Europeans share your concern.
• Canada
4 Dec 16
Rightfully so, I think.