15 Ways to Leave the Country if Donald Trump Gets Reelected

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When Donald Trump announced he was running for president, we joked that he’d be done within a few months. Comedians had a field day. He couldn’t gain any serious support, could he?

Until he started leading all the polls…and winning primaries.

Holy shit. This could actually happen.

And then the unthinkable happened.

Author’s note: This piece was originally published in March 2016. At that time, the idea of Trump winning the election was laughable at best. What an awful four years it’s been.

When Trump was elected, I wrote a post called Leaving is Easy. Fighting is harder. At the time, I was resolved to remain in the United States and fight as hard as I could.

As of September 2020, however, I am in the process of moving to the Czech Republic, where I’m able to enter due to my relationship with a Czech Resident and where I’m able to get a freelance business visa, similar to the German Artist Visa detailed below.

I’m leaving the US — but I’m not checking out. I will continue to be as politically involved as always, fighting for America’s most vulnerable citizens.

Additionally, this list is not currently updated for COVID. Many of these options are not available; for example, all Peace Corps Volunteers have been sent home.

If you want to get out of the US now, or in the next few months, I highly recommend booking a flight to Mexico. Americans can still travel to Mexico during COVID, they can stay up to six months at a time, and Mexico is full of safe, cheap, wonderful places to live. I spent the winter living in Mérida and loved it; my other recommended spots are Oaxaca and Mexico City.

“If Trump gets elected, I’m leaving the country!”

I know. Everyone says it. But there’s no way to actually do that, is there?

OF COURSE THERE IS! You could leave the country in SO many different ways — ways that are 100% legal and ethical.

Kate on the Sydney Bridgeclimb

Get a working holiday visa in Australia or New Zealand

If you’re 30 or under, you qualify to spend a year living and working in Australia or New Zealand! These are the only traditional working visas currently available to Americans.

In both countries, you can apply for the visa if you’re as old as 30; you can enter the country within one year of receiving your visa, which means you could start your year at age 31. Australia also offers the option of taking a second year if you spend three months working in “regional Australia” (rural areas and outside the most popular tourist destinations). Edit: I’ve since learned the second year is not available to Americans, sadly. Brits and Canadians can take advantage of this option, however.

You could spend your year bartending in Cairns or Queenstown, working on a winery in the Barossa Valley or Marlborough, working at a corporate job in Melbourne or Wellington, or taking on a hospitality job just about anywhere. And those are just a few of the possibilities.

For more, check out the Australia working holiday visa site and the New Zealand working holiday site.


Get a job teaching English abroad

Teaching English abroad is one of the easiest ways U.S. citizens can get a job working abroad. Most countries only require a university degree in any field; others also require a TEFL certificate.

The most opportunity for Americans is in Asia. South Korea tends to offer the best packages: a competitive salary plus free housing and free flights to and from your home country. Many teachers in South Korea are able to comfortably save more than $10,000 per year and pay down debt or go traveling afterward.

Japan, China, and Taiwan also have great environments for teaching English with decent benefits. Entry-level teaching jobs in Southeast Asia and Latin America tend to pay only enough to get by.

While many Americans dream of teaching English in Europe, it’s extremely difficult to work in the EU without EU citizenship and the jobs are thus few. Eastern Europe and Turkey are a better bet.

Options in the Middle East tend to pay the most but have the most stringent requirements, often a teaching certification and experience in your home country and/or an advanced degree.

This is just the most basic of overviews — head to ESL Cafe to learn anything and everything about teaching English abroad.

El Tunco, El Salvador

Join the U.S. Foreign Service

Dreamed of working as a diplomat around the world? The U.S. Foreign Service is your way in. If you’re able to pass the notoriously difficult Foreign Service Exam, you’ll be eligible to work two-year contracts in countries around the world.

The goal of the U.S. Foreign Service is “to promote peace, support prosperity, and protect American citizens while advancing the interests of the U.S. abroad.” Basically, you represent the United States while abroad.

There are several different tracks: Administration, Construction Engineering, Facility Management, Information Technology, International Information and English Language Programs, Medical and Health, Office Management, and Law Enforcement and Security.

You don’t get to choose your destination — you could be headed to any of 270 embassies around the world — but if you work in a hardship destination, you’ll often get preferential treatment regarding your next assignment. Like two of my lovely readers whom I met in Mexico last year — after working as diplomats in Pakistan, they got stationed in Cuba next.

Check out all the details on the U.S. Foreign Service’s website.


Join the Peace Corps

The Peace Corps is perhaps the most famous volunteer program in America, starting in 1961 under President Kennedy. Volunteers are sent around the world in primarily two-year contracts working in the fields of Education, Health, Community Development, Environment, Youth in Development, Agriculture, and Peace Corps Response.

You don’t get to choose where you go — you’re sent where your skills are needed the most. That means if you speak Spanish, there’s a good chance you’ll be sent to Latin America; if you speak French, there’s a good chance you’ll be sent to Africa.

Most people I’ve known to serve in the Peace Corps describe it as life-changing. It’s a fantastic way to serve your country and make lasting contributions toward building a better planet.

For more, visit the PeaceCorps.gov.


Find a job abroad

I know it sounds daunting to find a job abroad when you don’t know anything about it, but Americans do it successfully every day!

The U.S. State Department has put together a comprehensive list of resources for finding work abroad, no matter what field you’re in.


Study abroad or get another degree.

Are you still in college? Studying abroad will be one of the most valuable (and fun!) things you do in your college career. Here are the lessons I learned from my semester in Florence in 2004.

Already have a degree? This could be a great opportunity to get your master’s abroad! Several countries offer you the option of getting your master’s in just one year, unlike the standard two years in the United States.

You probably know that several countries offer free university education to their citizens. Well, several countries offer free university education to international students as well, including Americans! Don’t speak the local language? They offer degrees given in English as well.

It was big news when Germany began offering free education to international students in 2014. Other countries include Brazil, Finland, France, Norway, Slovenia, and Sweden.

Many of these countries also offer stipends, making getting your degree infinitely more affordable than in the U.S.

London Millennium Bridge

If your job has an international office, see if you can transfer.

This isn’t an option if you work for a small, independent, local business. But it could work if you work for a larger company.

I used to work for a company with offices in Boston and London, and plenty of people migrated across the Atlantic in each direction. The company took care of the sponsorship and all the red tape.

Another option: if your company has an international parent company, see if you can find a job abroad in one of your parent company’s other companies.

Playa Samara

See if you can start working remotely

If your job is mostly doable online, you may have the ability to start working remotely and set up shop anywhere in the world.

Note that this is something best done little by little. Start by doing exceptionally outstanding work for awhile, then ask your boss if you can work remotely one day per week. Make that your most productive day of the week. If it goes well and your company is pleased, keep negotiating for more time working remotely.

If you’re able to transition to working 100% remotely, keep in mind that you may need to stay within the same time zone or in a destination where you have excellent internet. Still, that’s a small price to pay for working from, say, a beach town in Costa Rica!


Look into the German Artist Visa

Entering the EU long-term is a major challenge for most Americans, but one of the easiest ways in (aside from getting a student visa) is to get the German “artist visa.”

“Artist” is a relative term here. In this case, it means freelancer. If you’re able to prove multiple contracts paying you enough to get by, that may be enough for you to secure this visa and live in Germany.

Most people with this visa choose to live in Berlin due to its art scene, expat scene, and relatively low cost of living (albeit one that continues to rise). Increasingly popular alternatives are hip Hamburg and artsy Leipzig.

Check out Travels of Adam’s guide to getting the German artist visa or, alternatively, a student visa.

Paris Marais

Become an au pair in Europe

If you love kids, don’t mind living with a family, and want to live like a local, becoming an au pair could be an excellent option for you. Many Americans become au pairs by finding a job and family online, then registering for a student visa to give you a year in the country.

The student visa could be for as little as a few hours of language study each week; some countries, like France, are notoriously lax about whether you actually attend class and many au pairs decide to ditch the classes entirely.

Being an au pair could be the time of your life — or a complete disaster. The best thing is to know exactly what kind of experience you want — how many kids and how old? Living with the family or in your own apartment? Urban, suburban, or rural environment? Would you be expected to cook or not? — and finding a family that fits your needs well.

Ashley Abroad has a great resource for getting started as an au pair.

Christmas at JJ's

Save up, quit your job, and backpack the world for awhile

Yes. You can absolutely do this. Plenty of people around the world travel for months at a time — it’s very common for people from other western countries, but far less popular for Americans.

If you want your money to go the furthest, stick to a cheaper region. Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, Central America, and Eastern Europe are all great options. You can live in parts of these regions on less than $1000 per month if you want to (but that amount doesn’t include start-up expenses like flights, gear and insurance).

Here’s how I saved $13,000 in just seven months. That was almost enough to sustain me for six months in Southeast Asia from 2010-2011, but keep in mind prices have increased a bit since then.

Santa Cruz Atitlan Guatemala

Move somewhere cheap for awhile

Not in the mood to be traveling all the time? You could just move somewhere. Many countries have visa policies that allow you to live long-term by leaving the country every few months and coming right back. (Be sure to check on your country’s latest visa regulations, as they can change at any time.)

I still think that Chiang Mai, Thailand, offers the maximum value for a great price. As a solo adult, you can comfortably get by in Chiang Mai for less than $800 per month, or even less if you’re part of a couple, and there are plenty of amenities for the many expats who live and work there.

Other popular options for expats? Oaxaca, Mexico. Ubud, Bali. Bangkok, Thailand. Medellin, Colombia. Lake Atitlan, Guatemala (particularly Panajachel and San Pedro). If you have the ability to live in the EU, consider Berlin, Germany; Lisbon, Portugal; Budapest, Hungary; Prague, Czech Republic; or any town you can imagine in Spain: Madrid, Sevilla, Granada, Barcelona.

Ragusa, Sicily

Get a second citizenship based on your ancestry

Several countries offer the option of getting a passport based on your ancestry. I’ve known Americans who have gained Irish, British, Italian, and German citizenship due to their parents, grandparents or even great-grandparents being born in those countries.

The best part? Gaining EU citizenship means you can move around freely within the EU, not just the country where you hold the ancestry!

Do research this first — every country is different and has its own conditions. Some don’t offer ancestry-based citizenship at all. (While my great-grandfather immigrated from Italy, I don’t qualify for Italian citizenship because he naturalized before my grandmother was born.) Here’s a guide to obtaining citizenship in European countries.

Israel also offers citizenship based on the Law of Return. You must either be Jewish by birth (meaning your mother or grandmother is Jewish) or a convert to Judaism.

Keep in mind that this could potentially take years, depending on the country. It took three years for my friend Mike to get his Italian citizenship. (Then again, as someone who lived in Italy and visits often, they are not the most organized of nations when it comes to this kind of stuff. Or anything else, frankly.)

Skellig Michael

Fall in love with someone from a different country, get married, and move to their country.

I know a lot of people, particularly women, dream of this — meeting a handsome fisherman on a Greek island, or a brawny Australian at a beach bar in Thailand, and falling in love and it being destiny and your friends being so jealous.

Well…as someone who has lived in another country for two different boyfriends, let me tell you that the reality can often be quite difficult, even if you have a good relationship. Living in a different country is like fighting through hundreds of cultural differences every day, and there can be a chasm in your relationship if you’re struggling while your partner is surrounded by everything he knows and loves. It’s much harder if you don’t speak the local language or you’re living in a small town.

Whatever you do, make sure you have a strong support system on the ground. Make sure you have interests, activities, and a social circle outside your partner. Most importantly, make sure your partner understands how challenging it is for you to be there, even if you’re happy most of the time. Make sure he makes an effort to travel to America, too.

You’re the one who is sacrificing here. Even if you were excited to move there. Even if he supports you financially. Even if you work online and have the freedom to live anywhere.


Just move to Canada!

Everyone says they’re moving to Canada if a candidate they hate is elected. Well, this guy actually moved to Canada when George W. Bush was elected. That link gives you an overview of ways for Americans to move to Canada today.

Pink House New Orleans

But in all seriousness…

I know this is a tongue-in-cheek list, but I seriously hope you’re not voting for Donald Trump. (I know I’m preaching to the choir here. The kind of person interested enough in other countries to read a travel blog is not the kind of person who would support a xenophobic presidential candidate.) Please do everything you can to keep him from being elected.

But there’s something else I want to say.

In the past six years, I’ve met many American travel bloggers who have said something along the lines of, “I just don’t like it in America. I don’t want to live where I could be killed in a random shooting or where I could be bankrupted if I’m hospitalized. I don’t like it here anymore, so I’m leaving.”

I get it. I was like that. Parts of me still feel that way. But not anymore.

I recently moved back to the U.S. after more than five years of travel. There were many reasons. One is because I am sick of doing nothing. I want to be here and fight to make my country better. And I’m getting started.

All of us can run away. Believe me — there’s stuff about America that keeps me up at night. Frequent school shootings and a Congress that refuses to pass any kind of reasonable legislation like closing the gun show loophole. Black Americans, including children, being killed by the police for no reason at all. The racism, both overt and subtle, that our president receives on a daily basis. Out-of-control elections and candidates supported by corporations. The possibility of a religious ideologue being appointed to the Supreme Court.

So why do I even bother? Because when you choose to be inactive, you’re giving power to the opposition.

If you choose to travel, or to live abroad, that’s wonderful! But don’t use it as an excuse to check out of America completely. Donate money to causes that will make America better. Donate your time to causes and see if you can help online. Get absentee ballots, familiarize yourself with candidates in every race, and vote in every election. These things really can make a difference.

If you do decide to leave the country if Trump is elected, be sure to buy travel insurance first! If you get seriously sick or your trip gets cuts short for a family emergency, travel insurance can save you thousands. I never travel without it and always use World Nomads.

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180 thoughts on “15 Ways to Leave the Country if Donald Trump Gets Reelected”

  1. Great post. I actually had one going about what countries I personally would want to move to if Trump gets elected and then my laptop died so I haven’t posted yet. Will definitely be linking back to this when I do!

    Just 2 things to add – first, if one does go into foreign service, they should keep in mind they basically would be working for Trump in a remote way – after all, the job of foreign service officers is to represent the US abroad. I had seriously looked into doing this a few years back and ultimately decided against it in large part because I didn’t want to have to be defending US positions abroad that I didn’t agree with.

    Second, you actually CAN choose where you go for the Peace Corps now. They significantly simplified the application process and for many placements, you can choose. I have a good friend who just started her term in Albania.

  2. ‘Such a great post Kate!

    I’m not American being British n’ all so of course, I don’t get a say! However, as America is the leading country of the Free World, your leadership affects us all, and believe me, we in Europe are extremely worried!

    I have faith in the common sense of the typical American person that Donald Trump will not get the privelage of leading such an important country. But just in case, I’ll be sharing your piece and encouraging my many American friends to vote for the Democratic Party.

    Over to you Americans!

  3. I’m actually so glad you wrote this.. Something weird is happening in the world now, because the USA is not the only country where a narrow-minded and xenophobic politician stands a chance of winning. actually I’m from Poland that’s what happened in my country a few months ago. :X an insanely conservative party won elections for president, for parliament, for basically everything and they makes such a mess now ;/ not to mention that it’s close to some surrealistic dictatorship here. anyway, to sum it all up – in Poland everyone was saying they were also going to leave the country, but as you say, it’s not the case. if all the good people leave, the country will become even worse. greetings from Poland.

  4. So funny! I’ve been backpacking for 1 year and was planning on 1 more but just told my friends if he wins, don’t expect to see me for at least 4 years!

  5. I loved this post! So many great travel options out there. You even gave me a few new ones to look into! I wanted to comment on Peace Corps-while you don’t get to ‘choose’ where you go, you can tell them your preferences. Also, they take into account more than just your skills, like health background and the start dates of different programs. I recently did a post on this, so if you want more info, let me know.

    I also wanted to say thanks because you gave me a great idea for a new blog that I started working on this morning. I plan on mentioning your site as the inspiration, so I’ll make sure to let you know when I post it.

  6. I do not understand why so many Americans are so hell bent on holding onto their guns when there have been repeated incidents of youths getting their hands on those guns, going into schools killing a bunch of people and then themselves! I know the constitution gives the right to bare arms but the constitution is almost 250 years old! Isn’t it time it was updated?

    I’m with you Kate, if you want to have an opinion, have it. People calling you privileged are probably jealous that they never made the effort to do something different with their life. Life is what we make of it!

  7. I love this! It’s a funny concept for a post, but desperately needed. I know I’ve said that I’m moving out of the country if he gets elected several times and now you’ve given me a great list of how I can make that happen. Hopefully, I’ll be able to live abroad even if he doesn’t win since that’s what I’ve always dreamed of. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  8. Regardless of the reason behind this post (though I agree), I just want to say how brilliant the idea for writing it is! And well done with all this research!
    Really enjoyable!
    And yes! Please, no votes for him! Thanks!

  9. I admire you for having the bravery to post this! I’ve actually had some scraps with travel bloggers because I told them they shouldn’t consider themselves worldly if they support chump. This is a HUMAN issue. I’m glad you took a stance! And even credit for being nice to trump supporters leaving nasty comments. Lol I tried to hug a few anti Bernie people at March this past weekend and everyone who wasn’t in favor denied me. I even had a man tell me to f off for offering a hug. Close mindedness doesn’t allow for olive branches :/ sad world.. Let’s unify it and be better!

  10. This is my first time reading your blog, but it certainly won’t be my last! I’m gearing up to travel for 6 months with my daughter starting this summer, and I’m soooo excited! Finding another young woman that writes about her experiences and really gives great advice is refreshing! Thank you so much and I will definitely subscribe to your blog and to read many more amazing articles!

  11. Aren’t there countries that allow refugees under medical and political reasons? This bypasses the normal immigration requirements. Low income & disabled people couldn’t afford to leave even if they wanted to.

  12. hahahahah good idea for a post, when i ready the post to my wife and she was in the kitchen she immediately said ” Marry someone from Brazil ” because she did marry me. I’m glad not because crazy politicians. Cool, fun post. we enjoyed a lot.
    Bye from Mister Brazil

  13. The problem with white progressives is that while they don’t like language which seems ‘hateful’, they’re ok with ‘clean language’ from Obama even though he has done a lot worse than Trump (who isn’t even the nominee yet).

    When Obama drafts lists of people to kill from drone attacks, white progressives say nothing, they look the other way. Same thing with keeping Guantanamo Bay open.

    Even a few months back when Obama bombed a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan – killing many, many innocents – the white progressive media covered it up and turned a blind eye to what many say is a war crime.

  14. Great resources! I’m thinking number 12 for myself. I’d love to move to Canada, but that option is out for me. Let’s just hope Trump doesn’t get elected. As a side note, I heard that “move to Canada” is a top search term on Google now. That shows that at least some people are smart.

  15. You might chuckle to hear that Donald Trump scored 1% of the votes in the Sunshine Council’s Division Eight (local council on the Sunshine Coast in Australia)! Donald Trump must be pleased.

  16. It’s great that you use your influence to try and make things that really matter better!

    I also seriously think and hope that none of your readers is going to vote Trump. But it’s important to understand the power that we all have: we can make people change! I mean, if you convinced some of your readers who were too shy or too polite to speak up their minds that they too can convince their relatives or friends to do the right thing, it’s great!

  17. Living in NZ I see and hear many Americans around town and love having them here. I lived in the States for a few years but must say I loved coming home. Can’t blame Donald though.

  18. I thought there was no way George Bush could ever get elected, and then he got elected. While it would be a great reason to go on a long vacation, I am pretty sure he would be forced to resign within about 12 months of taking office.

  19. Those threatening to leave the US if Trump is elected, PLEASE DO SO, in fact some 300M will help you pack and move/leave.

    Making a threat like leaving if “so and so” gets elected says your a flake anyway, we don’t need you and the 20M illegals as well. (Legal means you followed the Law, Illegals DID NOT! But Libs don’t get that finer point. Its called ethics)

  20. As terrible as Trump would be, I’m even more concerned with Bernie Sanders becoming president. A really great post would be to list the advantages of other nations’ policies over the policies of these disastrous candidates if either one actually wins the general election.

  21. Bravo Kate. Loved this post. You responded to the few negative nancies professionally. My husband and I have been discussing about moving out of the country IF Trump becomes the next president. However moving with our young daughter will be more challenging. Would you be able to write something for families looking to move out of the country (i.e. Tips/schools etc). Thanks again for your post!

  22. Kate, this is why I love your blog. Most travel bloggers ignore politics because “I’m a travel blog, not a politics blog” and they’re afraid of alienating readers; however, travel is actually very related to politics! When we travel we get a grasp of how others are living, and how their government influences their lives. And in addition, I believe that it’s important to stand up for what you believe morally, and I believe that Trump’s stances are morally WRONG, and apparently so do you! I don’t understand how any traveller could support him when he’s completely xenophobic! Anyway, this got a bit rambly, in conclusion, I agree very much with your post. 🙂

  23. Kate, I’m stumbled across your post and I must say that it is very eloquently written. As an immigrant turned citizen, I agree with everything you said. I’m glad there are good Americans around who are against Trump. Keep rocking on!

  24. Come to Sweden (again). It is nice here 🙂 Seriously though, from afar…it feels crazy watching the situation and seeing what American politics looks like through ‘foreign’ eyes. A woman president would be a huge step forward (not talking policies, just outside impressions) and Trump would be a huge step….down the drain. I think the negative comments on this post are perhaps form people who haven’t travelled afar lately and seen the reactions from abroad.

  25. This is one of the most idiotic things I’ve ever seen. Of course, you don’t understand Donald Trump; he’s a producer, as opposed to those who were in control of how you were taught to think, the politicians and their cronies. If Donald Trump wins, we may have the chance to keep America, i.e. the land of the free and home of the brave one, not the one you think it is, the land of getting things for free and a kind of a spoils system where you are rewarded with a cushy government job as a reward for your vote and/or allegiance to a socialist America. But then, if you love socialism, why don’t you just go ahead and move to a nice communist country more to your liking rather than destroying the liberty and spirit that made America great in the first place. Anxiously awaiting your typical tirades of ad hominems and other logical fallacies or having my post completely obliterated because you find it a lot easier to silence any opposition, because you don’t have a real, or that is a good, properly and sufficiently supported argument for your leftist beliefs.

  26. And you probably want everything for free too. That’s another fairy tale from the left that so many have fallen for. When are you gong to realize that having Hillary as President with her free trade, open boarders, and horrendous foreign policy, not to mention her tax and spend attitude will totally bankrupt, destable our economy and security and basically ruin what was once a very proud and powerful force in the world for peace and prosperity. Wake up and stop listing to the propaganda! Or be shocked when you see her agenda is NOT what she said and you thought and pay the price later.

    1. “Open boarders”? I’m assuming you mean people who stay in your house and somehow unload all their feelings on you? Wow, that’s worse than the American Revolution when we were forced to quarter British soldiers!

  27. If dufus Trump becomes pres, so bad for middle an lower class, he’s a rich mf who has NO concern for US, guess no one else does either. I’m poor, I’m old….. I’m dead. Trump and my state needs taxes I pay, live on 1300$ a month. He’s a multi millionaire, still needs me to support his greedy ass, FU$K him, Fu$K US. Yeah 5-2 equals 3- like I’m a dumba$$?

    1. I live on less than you do…I live off of $600 a month…period. And I’m overjoyed Trump is president. He’s already got a local company to keep 1000 jobs and he’s not even in office yet. You think your taxes are going to be raised or that you might loose your benefits? Try living off 600 a month with a kid. It’s not easy but I do it and don’t cry about it.

  28. I did not vote for Trump, but remember %50 of the American population did not want Clinton.
    Stop being silly and stand up like AMERICANS are supposed to do.
    If not then PLEASE Leave the USA you are not strong enough to be one of US.

  29. Kate if we went and stayed in a country for awhile would we be covered by their health plans say if we were injured or sick. How can we find out ahead of time.

  30. This is a ridiculous post. It does have some useful information about wanting to leave the country…but lets just be honest. Pampered, spoiled, liberals, that need their safe spaces and hot cocoa when they don’t get their way… would NEVER survive outside the US without their luxuries and comforts. I had a friend in the peace corp and another friend that backpacked in her college years and studied abroad…and I can tell you with 100% certaintiy…that they gained a new appreciation for the United States when they came back. Hell my husband is from England, technically an UK citizen still, and he even says America is better than the UK, that we have a lot more freedoms and are not taxed to death as in the UK or EU. So… if you do try and give it a shot, and you go to one of these other countries… you will be climbing “the wall” just to get back in to your comfy little lives, because countries like China, Japan, Middle East, (I can’t say Europe because they are getting soft)… will not cater to your liberal whiney ways. You will find no comfort puppies and stress balls waiting for you outside these borders. Just militias, poverty, disease, cruelty because you are from here from other countries citizens. The world hates Americans for the most part, and mainly because of the way liberals have made this country. They think we are entitled…but they confused liberal idiots with the rest of society. I do truly hope that some of you will make the move though, less idiots in this country. I think it would be ironic how quickly you realize just because your candidate is not president, that you still rather be in America than any other country in the world.

  31. “The racism, both overt and subtle, that our president receives on a daily basis.”

    Isn’t “racism” a good explanation of your views on Trump?

    …prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different [idealism] based on the belief that one’s own [ideals] are superior.

    You have a right to your opinion. But should you really point out someone else’s wrong when doing so commits the same wrong?

  32. I happen to be turning 38 years old this June on June 6th, & I’m seriously considering leaving this country if Trump is re-elected.

    I’ve put up with him & his nonsense for three years already, & it’s already bad enough that I’m a African-American male.

    Do you happen to have any pointers that you can give me? I also have a passport book in handy.

  33. Sooo, four years later – still the same advice if 45 is reelected?

    Unfortunately, as one person commented, leaving the country is not so easy for many – usually the ones most affected by the administration’s policies. Also, many of these options are not available for older Americans, especially those not quite old enough to retire. (And there are some good articles about that.)

    Thank you for this post, BTW. And, yes, all those who quit subscribing, good riddance!

  34. I find it sadly fascinating that I’m here researching leaving the US if DJT wins RE-election in 2020. Not much has changed but everything has. I don’t recognize my country. I’m too old to fight anymore and the past 5 months has shown my kids and grandkids don’t need me here. So, if the unthinkable happens and he wins/cheats again, yes. I, with my wheelchair and all, and my husband will be looking to move abroad. I never leave the house anymore out of fear and I live in a “safe” area. At least I can sit in a place with a better view and away from the news networks. I’m ashamed to be an American. I’m humiliated by our “president”. I’m looking into Italy and Canada, the homes of my grandparents. I hope they will take us in as retired folks. Just don’t know if we can do it on 60k a year.

  35. Tonight is election 2020, and it’s not looking good for Joe Biden. I was born and raised a good American citizen and my heart is so sad that I am sickened. For the first time I am happy that I am old enough that I’m closer to my life ending sooner than continuing longer.
    Never did I believe the U.S. population would descend into this racist, hateful people. Why did we fight so hard for civil rights which can be erased so quickly by a Supreme Court that thinks God speaks to them directly and rules with ideology instead of precedent? Why do we keep electing senators that refuse to work with a duly elected president if that president is not of their party, and we the people are putting up with a do-nothing, supposedly co-equal branch of government?
    So, yes, I am very much looking to emigrate to Canada. Hope they’ll have me.

    1. It’s looking VERY good for Joe Biden, actually, and America has always been defined by its racism; it’s only now that most white people are realizing this. If you’re genuinely looking to leave, moving to Canada is one of the tougher ways to do it, but I wish you luck in your next moves.

  36. Cynthia Wade Weeks

    What you have written is mindful and true American. It’s funny you sited that one of your readers moved to Canada when Bush got elected. I spent two weeks on the computer every night after Bush got re-elected seeing how I could move to Canada with two children and not lose when I had established for us regarding retirement and future. But when you have “crazys” in leadership positions, we are all so vulnerable. I am now retired, settled- scared! I will fight, as you state you’ve come back to do- but the people around us are not genuine and have hidden, greedy agendas that can eat you and your family up with no regards. I don’t know what to do about that except check out alternatives. And run when it happens- dragging as much of my family as possible. Thank you for your suggestions- I am honestly searching. But if the ship goes down- do I really want to be the one in the life preserver with the rest of us going down? Makes for many a restless nights considering running. Namaste

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