Taiwanese comments as follows (from PTT):
“Do you think you’re playing Civ 4? You keep signing these orders.”
“I’m thinking America and ISIS are the same country… equally nuts.”
“Why don’t you press go on the nuclear warheads.”
“Send out the Avengers!”
“Will there be a second Vietnam war then?”
“Companies selling weapons will turn a high profit again.”
“Blast them with a round of missiles and then send in the army to clean up. No problem~ Obama’s foolish dithering killed so many people.”
“Is something wrong with his brain… it’s not hard to defeat ISIS. The problem is what then? There will be a second, a third, and then thousands of ISIS…”
“Middle Eastern countries need to be careful. America is splitting up their oil resources again. Don’t forget Iraq!”
“ISIS is almost done for alright? We just need to keep on slowly but surely. How are you going to clean up after you beat them?”
“China will become the biggest winner…”
“Good going Trump!”
“This is different, he wants to fight the aliens.”
“Is WWIII about to start after a hundred years?”
“Are you guys not strong enough already?”
“Trump *wants* to go head to head with China. Come on and fight! Without the destruction of war, where will the profits to be had from reconstruction?”
“Are you trying to unite the world?
“Ohohoh~~~ I’m so excited~~ I’m so excited~~ I’m so excited~~~!!”
“Trump is really operating the US like one of his companies.”
“It’s really becoming a corporate government.”
“Even if the entire world battles the US, they still may not win. And he wants to expand their military? Going to fight the aliens now?”
“Why is it a bunch of people who’ve never served before and dumb kids yelling around on this thread…”
“Those who are afraid of him didn’t vote for him. Those who did aren’t out on the streets complaining now.”
“I voted for him for fun, I didn’t think he’d really be president.”
“Trump won the electoral vote, Hillary won the popular vote.”
“Your logic is laughable. He lost by two million in the popular vote.”
“Hillary won by two million because of illegal immigrants. In actuality, more people support trump.”
“Hillary’s supporters are like Taiwan’s youth and supporters of independence.”
“Thanks to America’s system, Trump won it all. He lost in the popular vote. So therefore those who didn’t vote for him are out on the streets to protest against him. They lost to the system.”
I’ve a friend who wants to stay in the States to work after graduation. He’ll come back to Taiwan after 6 years if he couldn’t get anywhere.
He was thinking that until Trump got elected. We were talking about this last time we ate together and he was worried that he’d have to get out after he graduated.
We could tell from his Facebook statuses after he returned to the States that his anxiety was getting worse. He always clicked “sad” on Trump news.
He just shared an article about a temple being burned an hour after Trump signed the Muslim ban, and asked if this fire will extend to him? The replies below were all offering their condolences.
Being in Taiwan, I absolutely can’t sympathize with his anxiety and am even slightly excited about what Trump will do after he’s elected. But I still want to comfort him. What should I do?
“GO GO GO”
“What are you afraid of? Trump hates poor trash.”
“Find an American to marry…”
“He can go to Europe. There are many software companies in Europe, such as CD projekt.”
“A ton of people are in computer science now. IT’s difficult to find jobs in Asia as well.”
“Nothing to comfort him about. It’s much better than him being stuck in Taiwan.”
“If he becomes an American, he’s still going to come back and laugh at Taiwanese people saying we’re stuck on a hell hole, and then make use of our national healthcare.”
“What are you comforting him for? Trump wants to push out all those stealing American jobs. Tell him to get back here!”
Chinese netizens below (from QQ):
[+1,320] Those who support this first screwed up Libya and Syria, making their citizens refugees, and now bar them from entering. What a way to play
[+1,265] [Omitted because of racism]
[+786] From the end of WWII and the Cold War, look at America’s actions as a whole. I promise that you’ll find something interesting
[+68] If I were American, I’d support this. If I were foreign, I wouldn’t support this
[+62] [Omitted because of racism]
[+60] [Omitted because of racism]
[+34] Trump is so domineering. This is a real man! Going from a successful businessman to president of the world’s leader is something made from cash. He must have his own charisma
[+18] America screwed up a country and now is killing off their people. Complete terrorism
[+482] A weirdo and a pushover. How interesting
[+383] Pulling the wool over people’s eyes. He’s making good on one of his campaign promises. Mexico is just playing along!
[+363] Trump doesn’t have Obama’s class. Bunch of big talk and can’t do what he says. You can’t throw your weight around if Mexico doesn’t do as you say!
[+357] This kid has just been inaugurated and won’t act like this after meeting with some opposition a few times
[+193] Trump has a business person’s habits. Bargaining, haggling, naked lack of principles. A politician at least has some techniques to negotiation, this robber of a businessman brings a handful of nukes and guns. He just wants money
[+161] Mexico’s president is a pushover. What is there to talk about
[+137] A busiessman’s logic is never shut a door without opening a window. Forget how firm he is! Profit makes the world go around
[+1,076] Hahaha… is this the beginning of the radicalism of America? Even the president’s order isn’t carried out, then what’s the point of being president?
[+958] This judge is in severe violation of the regulations, publicly voicing inappropriate words and disobeying the commands of his commander-in-chief. He refuses to obey the commander of all the armies. He doesn’t display unity with the federal government. He publicly goes against the people and the federal government. He’ll be investigated by the FBI soon
[+705] This Mr. President only has profit in his eyes. A typical salesman, easily diverged into other path
[+672] A country without one person at the head was the world’s police with so many years. This at least demonstrates that three equal branches of government is the most advanced structure for human society at the moments
[+544] Even the judges can’t bear to watch anymore. What a petulant president
[+509] True fairness makes a real judge
[+441] Not terribly reliable, this person… he keeps coming up with spur of the moment things and making hearts feel uneasy. Is this the beginning of America’s self destruction…
[+277] To America, Trump’s starting point is good, he’s just in a bit of a hurry
[+101] Even a judge can restrict a president, ridiculous! Being this kind of president is such a burden!
[+3,858] Trump’s actions are more materialistic. If refugees are allowed to enter your own country, it will certainly impact your country. At least security will be difficult to maintain. Therefore, he’s just protecting his country in limiting or restricting the refugees. Nothing to judge here!
[+1,982] Iran has guts. China needs to borrow this from Iran. We need to prevent citizens from unfriendly countries from entering China to appease the public
[+1,327] Trump didn’t explain the reasons behind his policy. Apart from some understanding and support for preventing terrorists from entering the US, there will also be a lot of other problems. Canada welcomes them, why not send them there? Why must they enter the US?
[+1,199] I can absolutely predict that America’s decline and eventual downfall will start from President Trump. If you don’t believe me, see you in four years!
[+999] He forgot that the US is an immigrant country
[+954] Trump doesn’t seem to represent a country, he seems to represent himself more
[+820] Trump does things in a high profile manner, directly acting for the people! He’s a low profile person, a good president!
[+614] [Omitted because of racism]
[+525] [Omitted because of racism]
[+377] Why doesn’t Iran decline to recognize any American patents then?