Donald Trump to bring out the “worst in America”

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First Brexit and now Trump; 2016 has been a year full of shocks and surprises. Donald Trump is the latest figure in what has been a year of pure chaos in global politics. The reality TV star and businessman with zero political credentials was elected with the Republican candidate receiving 47.8% of the popular vote, squeezing out Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by roughly half a million votes.

The result has come as a shock to the liberal community. Meredith Corey, Online Learning Educator at the University of Edinburgh and American, has major concerns over the state that the United States will leave itself in over the next four years in Trump’s reign. “It’s one of the worst things to happen in my lifetime”, claims Meredith Corey, originally from Lexington, Massachusetts on the outskirts of Boston.

“I think he will bring out the worst in a lot of people in America”, she continued. “He has legitimized a lot of bad things and made it acceptable to do things in his name”.

Despite his blatantly offensive and misogynistic comments, he has earned the number of votes to sit in office until 2020 and has been congratulated by British Prime Minister Theresa May. She stated via Facebook, “I would like to congratulate Donald Trump on being elected the next President of the United States, following a hard-fought campaign. I look forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump, building on these ties to ensure the security and prosperity of our nations in the years ahead. ”

It seems like a strange statement from the female PM given Trump’s previous lewd misogynistic comments such as “grabbing [her] by the p***y”. According to Meredith Corey, “there is quite a bit of misogyny in politics”, but added that “he is much more blatantly misogynistic than some of the other politicians. It will make it harder for senior female politicians to respect the United States now that he has been legitimized.”

Corey also made an interesting comparison to Trump and capitalism and the apparent notion that he goes “against the grain” of American political norm. “He has no credentials. He’s not a politician. He’s as much a part of the capitalist system as possible. Running a business does not give you qualifications to run a country.”

Back in the summer, Brexit gave a platform for a small group of the far-right thinking public to attack the ethnic minorities of Britain. Corey is of the view that the same thing will happen in the US. “I worry a lot for the ethnic minorities”, she said. “Already we’re seeing the effects of this in Dakota and the pipeline being built on Native American land at Standing Rock. Not only will there be a rise of racist incidents, like what happened after Brexit, but income divide will increase furthermore.”

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