Correction in my subject *President Donald Trump. I still can’t accept it.
The worst time for Pakistani expats in the US was during Bush regime, after 9/11 incident. They didn’t only face issues like racism but they felt threaten, given up jobs and more. Although Trump sounds more politically wrong and blunt towards his dislike for Muslims and immigrants. Yet we don’t know for sure if expats will have to relive the horrors of 9/11 or not.
This time we’ve half of the America sympathising and standing with Muslims. The half which was supporting Hillary Clinton at least.
Trump mentioned about acting as a mediator between India and Pakistan. His exact words were “If it was necessary I would do that. If we could get India and Pakistan getting along, I would be honoured to do that. That would be a tremendous achievement… I think if they wanted me to, I would love to be the mediator or arbitrator,” Trump said in response to a question during an exclusive interview with the Hindustan Times.
Although he focuses on Islamic terrorism, we know that he won’t be favouring Pakistan much!
Then comes his tweets which makes us question anything good that we could expect coming out of Trump’s leadership.
When will Pakistan apologize to us for providing safe sanctuary to Osama Bin Laden for 6 years?! Some "ally."
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 5, 2012
Another radical Islamic attack, this time in Pakistan, targeting Christian women & children. At least 67 dead,400 injured. I alone can solve
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 27, 2016
Although a detailed policy for South Asia has yet to be laid out by Trump, we can only pray that he doesn’t act up to the principles he preached while campaigning.
P.S You will be surprised to know that many expats in the US voted for Donald Trump. These were their comments:
“Once he takes office he will not follow through with such radical principles. On the other hand, Hillary just seems shady.”
“I’m not exactly a Trump supporter, but out of the two candidates, I would still choose him,” explained one woman in her 20s who wished to remain anonymous.
“America has made such a mess of things around the world and Americans don’t seem to care,” said one woman, a doctor, in her 50s. “It’s time that they get a leader like Trump. They should get what they deserve.”
What are your comments about the situation? If you live in America and wish to come forward with your experience so far, do share!