Alejandra Nuñez, Broadly Spain
To be honest, I’m not surprised with the results of this election. To me, Donald Trump is the living portrait of what comes to my mind when I think about “the American Dream” and all that shit. As a citizen of Spain, a country where since 2011 a president as moronic and fascist as Donald Trump governs, I can tell you that life for women will not be as tragic as you expect. I mean, it truly is tragic, but all that hatred towards women will make all females join each other to fight for their rights. I feel like since Rajoy is the president of Spain there’s been a rise of the feminist movement in our country so hopefully this will happen in the US too.
Andreea Pocotila, VICE Romania
I woke up early this morning with my mom, who is visiting us, staring at me and asking me: “Did you see? He won! How is it possible?” At first I thought she must have misunderstood, but I soon I realized. For some time, I remained silent. How could I answer her? I still don’t have any answers.
I got to the newsroom and started working on an article about how Americans living in Romania feel about Trump’s victory. One of them said he feels sad that now American people have to explain to their children that a misogynist and a bully is president. I agree with this, because this victory makes it okay to offend women, immigrants, whole countries, and many others.
There are so many troubling issues about Donald Trump that I don’t even know where to begin to make a list. But the most disturbing is probably the fact that usually people filter what they say—they don’t share everything that’s on their mind. And when a man talks to his friends and colleagues—openly—about grabbing women by the pussy, I don’t even want to know what things Donald Trump thinks privately.