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Abir Kopty – ‘Trump shows America’s dominant ideology’: A Palestinian take on the US election

Dear American people, congrats for the new president! There are 59 million of you who are celebrating this. Let me tell you how things looks like from the other part of the world, the Middle East.

Some people here are happy as you are, but for a different reason. They see Trump as representing the true face of America: white supremacy. He does not try to beautify racism, elitism, xenophobia behind rhetorics, he says it as it is. They think for what America has done in the world, this is what suits it best. Others are wary his deeds as a president, internally and towards the outside. However, both camps agree on one thing: He is a very bad choice. And he is no different than the leaders we are fighting to overthrow here.

Not that they see Hillary as a better choice. On the contrary. In fact the Middle East’s view was that this elections was about the lesser of evils. So make no doubt.

Now that you know you have made a bad choice in the eyes of the rest of the world, regardless if you think it’s right, and regardless if it was through free elections, let’s recall history. What happens if the US is not happy with people’s choice in the rest of the world?

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