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November 10, 2016

Because Trump won say hello

Above: Results for the 2016 presidential election.

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By Aaliyah Lannerd


Editor’s Note: Following the dramatic election results of Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 , We’Ced Youth Reporter Aaliyah Lannerd penned her thoughts on what the new presidency will mean for the future of our country.  


Because Trump won say Hello


Because Trump won say hello.

Hello hate, how are you today?

I am so good! Did you hear? I won!

Hello fear, how are you today?

Let’s just say I am feeling the best I have ever felt.

Did you hear? I won!

Hello racism, how are you today?

I am better than ever! Did you hear? I won!

Hello sexual assault, how are you today?

Oh I am doing great. DId you hear? I won!

Hello sexism, how are you today?

I’m doing mighty fine. Did you hear? I won!

Hello homophobia, how are you today?

I am so good. Did you hear? I won.

We now do not only have one of the biggest bullies as our president, but along with Trump ‘they’ won too. Hate, fear, racism, sexual assault, sexism, homophobia, self interest, prejudice, they all won.

I won’t be expecting to see any more anti-bullying ads anymore since the biggest bully will be taking control of America in January, 2017.

At first I never understood how someone that brings so much hate out into the open could take control of America, “It would never happen,” I told myself. But now I understand, America let it happen. I commend all of the people out there who also voted for love, because we know it’s power. To the people who voted hate, I condemn you because you want to see hate’s power.

The excuse will now be, “Well, Donald Trump does it, why can’t I?”

Donald Trump will never be MY president. I voted for love, equality between the sexes, all races, and every religion. I voted to really, truly make America great again.

Because Trump won, say goodbye.

Goodbye love.

Goodbye equality.

Goodbye hope.


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Two years ago, Sixteen-year-old Aaliyah Lannerd joined We’Ced as a youth reporter. Fueled by her love for writing, she believes every person has a powerful story and hopes to one day become a great story-teller. Among her interests is a strong inclination towards social justice issues, in particular, women’s rights and police brutality. Aaliyah is as passionate about activism as much as she is about journalism. In the future, she also hopes continue serving her community, and one day, attend UC, Berkeley.

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