What Kids Said When Donald Trump Won
“Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
“I don’t think he will make a good president. He doesn’t know how to use his Twitter account and so I presume he will be hopeless at nuclear codes.”
“If Donald Trump deports my mom can I come live with your family?”
“He seems very bossy.”
“This is a hijab. It’s really hot. I don’t sleep in it. If you have questions, ask me. Don’t say terrible, scary things.”
“I don’t think he will be on the list of good presidents in the history of good presidents in the US.”
“If the president says bad things about Mexicans, then other people will too.”
“If he is a bully, how did he get to be president?”
“I woke up to find out that Trump was President and my sister was using my expensive shampoo.”
“I really like it here. I don’t want to leave.”
“Will I have to be a slave?”
“He might be a good president if he controls his anger.”
“Will I have to wear numbers on my shirt?”
“I’m not speaking to white people today. It is their fault,”
“He gets angry and interrupts people. He goes bankrupt a lot. I don’t thing that is good for a President.”’
“Im worried my brother who has leukemia will lose his health care.”
“I am hopeful that Donald Trump will not end the world or the country.”
“He got the most votes. He won fair and square.”
“I hope he is a great president and he doesn’t build a wall and send my friends home. I hope he is the best, kind, amazing president.“
“I’m scared people will hurt me because I am a girl.”
“Im ok with the outcome as long as he makes America better again.”
“Black people don’t vote for white people unless they’re like cool. He said what people wanted to hear, and they voted for him. Also, don’t tell anybody this, but I cried in the bathroom this morning when I found out.”
Children are listening, Speak to them. Let your intelligence and not your fear guide your words. Hear them. Listen to what they have to say. Make them feel safe. Read to them. Encourage them to read books by authors and about people who are different then you are. Teach them about the world.
This was great…truly SO SAD! I can’t go over it still.…I’m with kids.💔😑☹️
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thanks so much for reading and commenting.
My children are not afraid we speak the truth to them in our home about how Liberal Media speaks untruths and instills fear to get someone elected. I am a person of color and many of our friends and families voted for Trump. We needed to leave the Clinton plantation of welfare, joblessness, bad schools for our children and the mass incarceration of our men that has been allowed under our current President for 8 long, SCARY years.
thank you for reading and commenting. I believe in the democratic process so I will give him a chance. I volunteer in the public schools teaching reading because I know how bad they are. I don’t know if you read this blog https://travelwellflysafe.com/2016/11/12/watching-tv-journalists-on-election-night-in-the-usa/ but I don’t disagree about the media. But because I travel to third world countries that do not have our freedoms, I know how important freedom of the press is in keeping a government in check. I hope you turn out to be right.
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