May 8, 2021

BY SHARON SAMUEL

After a dramatic U.S. election, President Donald Trump has finally entered the White House, which I am definitely not happy about. The only thing that kept me going with all this drama was the Obama-Biden memes. I do not know how much the Americans enjoyed those memes, but I loved every one of them.

With violent protests happening in the U.S. after Trump was sworn in, I wondered how many times this has happened in the past – the rage and anger against a new president To my surprise, not many – but the recent ones will go down in the American history books.

A lot of placards with phrases and sayings explaining people’s thoughts about Trump in those anti-Trump rallies were clear. Not many like him.

Signs read: Make America kind again, Make America native again, Dump Trump, A vote for Trump is a vote for hate, and Hate has no place in America.

When I was working in a Subway restaurant before the elections, I had a customer walk in at 9:45 p.m. and I tried to have a conversation with her. She said she was from the U.S. I couldn’t help but ask how things were going. She said she came to Canada because she didn’t want to live in the U.S. if Trump was elected.

I want to know, if Trump was elected fair and square, why citizens participate in violent protests. Breaking store windows and lighting fires during anti-Trump rallies are not going to help in anyway. Peaceful protests are the way to go. What has been done is done. Americans must embrace the reality and work together to make a better future – even if that future is voting Trump out of office next time around.

I saw a video where a woman yelled the word “No!” so loud at Trump’s inauguration. Little did she know that the rest of the world is yelling with her.

The only thing which can be done right now is to come together and be a unified voice, not just now, but for Trump’s entire term in office.

Meanwhile, I would be happy to have the Obama-Biden memes as an ozone layer at the border of the country that I peacefully live in, to protect me from all the harmful bright orange rays coming from the other side.

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