Much has been written about how to explain Donald Trump’s presidency to children, because frankly, they’re not happy about it. There have been posts of children crying, scared, and wondering what will become of them and their families.
My kids are freaked we elected Trump. Son said "I'm scared he'll do something bad, start a war." Daughter, "how'd we elect a racist sexist?"
— Christopher 2020 Titus (@TitusNation) November 10, 2016
My 8 year old sister woke me up to tell me "I'm a little scared to be a girl because trump isn't very nice to ladies"
Little kids know
— celeste (@thisgirlceleste) November 9, 2016
So one Latinx 7th grader wrote a letter detailing how she feels unsafe at the prospect of a Trump presidency.
— Jonathan Gold (@jonathansgold) November 9, 2016
Teacher Jon Gold posted the letter and told Fusion it was part of an exercise in his class. “The questions were ‘How are you feeling this morning?’ and ‘What do you want/need to know?’” he said. “I’m extremely scared especially being a woman of color that the president of the country that I was born and live in, is making me feel unsafe when I usually don’t feel unsafe,” wrote his student, Karina.
Unfortunately, Trump has been making kids uncomfortable long before he was elected president.