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10 November 2016 @ 06:14 am
Meanwhile, in Mexico  

People is going crazy (sometimes jokingly, sometimes overreacting) over the wall that Donald Trump will probably build in our frontier with U.S. when he becomes president. And the value of our national currency against the dollar has dropped as never before, making it almost half as it used to be for years.

I'm not really sure what to think about all of this, I never thought Trump would actually win. Beyond all the things he is, he has said and he has done, for me, he always seemed like a ridiculous character appearing on T.V. who had a weird obsession with belittling my country.

I live incredibly close to U.S., I am someone whom his hate speech was directed to, but I don't feel entitled to give an opinion. All I can say is that I know what it feels like to be so lost and devastated after a president election, it happened to my people four years ago.

My mom would be so dissappointed... she was worried about the possibility of Trump winning and I always told her that couldn't and wouldn't happen. Now it happened, and the future of many people is uncertain.
 
 
 
moving ondaynavon on November 10th, 2016 01:08 pm (UTC)
:( There is a lot of shock, sadness, hurt and anger here right now. *hugs* I hope everything will be ok for all of us.
Paola: Sisterstsukisagi on November 12th, 2016 05:15 am (UTC)
There is here, too :( People were really hoping for another result, though I also still hope things will be okay for everyone *hugs back*
Robertfound_world on November 10th, 2016 02:37 pm (UTC)
I voted for Bernie Sanders originally but when he didn't get the nomination, I voted for Hillary.

Somebody in my facebook friends list is a famous economist who used to work under Reagan and Bush senior but since became a political independent, and he was so furious that Trump won, he said he was going to block everyone who voted for him or Stein. Then today, I saw him say he was going to take a break from facebook, twitter, and news in general, maybe forever, and that he'd still check occasionally for messages.
Paola: Sisterstsukisagi on November 12th, 2016 05:20 am (UTC)
I have seen many people saying that Bernie Sanders would have won if he had been nominated instead of Hillary. I had also heard about Bernie before and I liked his ideas.

It seems like he's taking things very seriously, though from what I know Bush and Reagan are kinda similar to Trump, one would think he'll be supportive of him? Or I could be totally wrong, it's what I believe from what I have heard.
Robertfound_world on November 12th, 2016 05:43 am (UTC)
The economist worked for Bush senior but not for Bush junior. The economist despised Bush senior.

I do not think Trump's temperment matches any of those people, though. George W. Bush did not vote for Donald Trump (neither did he vote for Hillary Clinton).

CNN's website said that Bush senior, (GWB's father) said he would vote for Hillary Clinton. That was in
September.

I think Bernie Sanders would have had a better chance of winning because people disliked him less than Hillary Clinton. I don't know what scandals would have popped up if he rather than Clinton had gotten the nomaination.
Paola: Sisterstsukisagi on November 14th, 2016 06:10 pm (UTC)
Ah I see! Thanks for the explanation. Why do you think Clinton got the nomination instead of Sanders? I don't know much about politics in U.S. but this is something I have been wondering lately, though you mentioning scandals makes me think there must be a strong reason.
Robertfound_world on November 14th, 2016 06:19 pm (UTC)
I believe that Sanders had fewer negative things associated with him than Clinton had but I believe the Democratic party wanted Clinton to win. That may have had something to do with it. Perhaps people also felt that Clinton would be stronger than Sanders against Trump, although I do not think so.
Robertfound_world on November 12th, 2016 06:57 am (UTC)
I should add, I think, that the economist has since his employment days changed his mind about some issues.
Paola: Sisterstsukisagi on November 14th, 2016 06:12 pm (UTC)
Oh ok, that makes sense! That must have happened when he became political independent right? As you said before.
Robertfound_world on November 14th, 2016 06:17 pm (UTC)
Well, one thing that happened is that the economist strongly disliked George W. Bush. He wrote a book criticizing him and because of this, former allies of his in Republican circles disliked him and he came to dislike the party strongly and then became an independent. Although he probably is more liberal now, I believe.

The economist was partly responsible for tax cuts in the 1980s under Reagan and has complained that tax cuts were suitable back then, but are not suitable now. He has also complained about anti-women stances of the GOP.
Andy: pic#117711123st_martin_a on November 10th, 2016 07:36 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear the value of your currency has dropped. I hope it doesn't affect you too badly.
No creo que Trump va a construir un pared. Es demesiado loco. Veremos. (We'll see - is that correct spanish? Veremos?)
Paola: Sisterstsukisagi on November 12th, 2016 05:26 am (UTC)
It hasn't affected us too much yet, I hope it doesn't get any lower though they say it could happen in the next few days :/

I also think it's crazy! Yes, that's correct :) You can also say "Ya veremos" but just "veremos" is correct, too. However, in this case, the correct word for wall would be "muro" instead of "pared".
Andy: pic#117711123st_martin_a on November 12th, 2016 12:42 pm (UTC)
Gracias tsukisagi. Supongo que un muro es un pared exterior....

I'm glad I got my 'we will' verb right. : )

Thank you.
Paola: Sisterstsukisagi on November 14th, 2016 06:19 pm (UTC)
It's more like what we call a separation wall, for example, The Berlin Wall is known here as El Muro de Berlín.

¡De nada! :)