If Trump gets elected, I'm moving to the United States - The Beaverton

If Trump gets elected, I’m moving to the United States


When he announced his candidacy for President of the United States, the public and the media at large dismissed him as a buffoon. Now, almost one year later, there is a very real possibility that Donald J. Trump – former host of – will win the Republican primary and, ultimately, the general election. And if that happens, so help me God, I am gathering my family, packing my things, and moving to the United States of America.

Under the guise of patriotism and a scorn for political correctness, Trump was able to advance his xenophobic and Islamophobic views and make them resonate with a significant portion of the Republican population.  Most famously, he called for the ban of Muslims from entering the United States and for the construction of a wall along the US-Mexico border to curb illegal immigration. This, then, begs the question: How can one passively remain in Canada and watch the Trudeau government not do any of those things?

Despite his resolve on certain issues, Trump has had a number of reversals on others. He has changed his position on the War, abortion and gun control, to name a few, from support to denunciation. The prospect of having this kind of open-mindedness and willingness to learn in a leader is exactly why I’ll write up my Green Card application and move away from this radical mess of a country if things go well in November.

Even Trump’s qualities as a businessman, his alleged forte, have been inconsistent. Alongside his lucrative hotel business, there was also the failed Trump Airlines, Trump Steaks and Trump University. With this degree of risk-taking, entrepreneurial breadth and prolificacy in a nation’s head-of-state, man oh man, am I excited to abandon my bungalow, hop on that Virgin America flight and settle into my beachside Miami villa.

It’s still not a certainty if Trump is going to clinch the presidency. For one, it is unclear if his Republican base corresponds to a significantly large percentage of the general population. But we have to prepare for any possibility; and because I cannot live in an environment where people with my views are regarded with suspicion, if Trump is elected, I will move down south to the Land of Opportunity, and I advise you to do the same.