That’s a joke. Really, at this point, the election has prompted more memes and arguments than legitimate conversations. But how does the rest of the world feel?
I asked some international friends of mine what they thought about the results. Here’s what I got.
Colombians: Now, in the conversations I had with a few different Colombian friends of mine, they determined there was little to no good with the president-elect, except that he is pro-life. They fear he will tighten trade regulations, and Colombia does export a reasonable amount of goods to the US.
Mexicans: This was pretty hard to talk about, and I almost felt a little embarrassed bringing it up to a few Mexican friends of mine. But surprisingly, they were pretty open about what they thought, and more importantly wanted to hear my point of view. One friend, however, said this:
I know there is an immigration problem. It brings on a stigma too for the rest of us. I believe it is our problem, but we have put it on the US. We don’t do enough in Mexico to help stop it happening illegally, and we need to make life better here for people with no money. I understand the US is frustrated, I am too. I do not blame Donald Trump or condemn his plans for our borders.
Greeks: Greece is currently dealing with the Syrian refugee crisis, and they put a large blame of this on Clinton and her involvement in the Middle East. However, my friend said that she doesn’t expect Trump to send aid to Greece. For her, that is important, because their economy is in shambles.
Italians: Italy is very Catholic…all my Italian friends are Catholic…
Turks: They were relieved.
Spaniards: My friend said that it was a step back for the US. He said where he lives, Valencia, people think a lot more like Clinton.
Now, I know that a few people can’t account for a whole nation’s perspectives, but these points of view show what many college students think of the situation, and on a personal level. They show what they expect to happen after an election this significant.