An expat’s response to President Donald Trump.

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So for all of those who have had their head in the sand for some time – Donald Trump is now the American President…..I’ll give you a few minutes to let that sink in….

Okay now that you’ve picked yourself up from the floor I’ll get into our views and why we’re concerned for the future – if it’s not already obvious!

President Donald Trump has made a million disgusting, crude, sexist, Homophobic, Islamaphobic, racist remarks prior to and during his presidency campaign – all very publicly via social media, public interviews or during his rally’s. What scares me the most is that there are people supporting this disgusting behaviour and not only that but people voted for him to become someone in power – someone who can influence the minds of the youth – someone who will control how American’s live – someone who will change the way the world interacts with America.

Living in the UAE, I have spoken to a few fellow US expats who have married people from other nationalities and backgrounds and have said they are thinking twice about returning to the US during the next 4 years – this is possibly one of the saddest things I have ever heard! Many people are embarrassed and fearful for what this means for their home country.

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Donald Trump has insulted and targeted so many groups of people that there is no way people around the world aren’t affected by his words. The recent marches that took place around the world are proof of this. What Trump fails to understand is that his idea of divide and rule will never have a place in the hearts of many. He is segregating people in such a way that it is an insult to all those who previously fought for equality. The world has come so far in terms of integration and cohesive living, that his backward mentality will have to undo a lot of work before instilling such barbaric policies into place, i.e. the Muslim registry, his weird ass ideas to crack down on immigration etc.

Then I wonder about how many other’s feel like this – I for one used to love the idea of visiting America, because well it’s America! I can safely say this is definitely not a place we will be visiting soon (not that I’d be welcome lol!).

So for all my fellow expats and humans with a heart, continue to build love and continue to travel across the world spreading knowledge and understanding. Let people see that not all Americans think so disgustingly, let Trump see that the world will not support his ridiculous policies and finally encourage others to leave the comforts of their home to explore the world so that more people become culturally sensitive and expand the world they live in!

Just to end….

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