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“Estoy decepcionado y sorprendido por lo que ha ocurrido”, comenzó diciendo el Macklemore, luego de que se confirmó que Donald Trump es el nuevo presidente de Estados Unidos. Continuó: “Me reuní con mi familia y seres queridos para celebrar la historia. Mi hija tenía un pequeño vestido azul. Estaba listo para abrazarla y ver a Hilary Clinton convertirse en la primera mujer presidente de Estados Unidos. Pero no sucedió”.

El músico dijo que, al darse cuenta de que Trump fue electo, tuvo una “sensación de malestar en el estómago, combinado con ansiedad”. Describió que se alejó de la televisión y llevó a su hija a la habitación. “Mientras la acostaba y ella se dormía, recordé las cosas sobre las cuales tengo control y las que no. No tengo control sobre el hecho de que Donald Trump se convirtió en presidente. Eso ya está decidido. Pero tengo control sobre lo que pasará de ahora en adelante”, dijo.

“Le voy a enseñar a mi hija a amar a todas las personas, independientemente de su color de piel, sexo, creencias religiosas, orientación sexual o lo que diga su certificado de nacimiento… Voy a enseñarle que cuando ella está en silencio en los momentos de la injusticia, está del lado de los opresores. Voy a enseñarle que las paredes dividen a la gente y, por su naturaleza, no pueden acercarnos… Donald Trump no va a criar a mi hija. La voy a criar yo”.

I am disappointed, shocked and shaken at my core by what has transpired tonight. I gathered around the TV with my family and loved ones, ready to celebrate history being made. My daughter had this little blue dress on. I was ready to pop the Martinelli's and hold her, watching Hilary Clinton become the first female president of the United States of America. But…It didn't happen. I had a sick feeling in my gut, riddled with anxiety as the polls started coming in. After hours of a growing pit in my stomach, it was over. I left the TV, grabbed my daughter and took her to bed. But now, as I'm laying next to my her as she sleeps, I remember. Remember what I have control over and what I don't. I don't have control over Donald Trump becoming president. That has been decided. But what I do have control over is where I go from here. I will teach my daughter to love. All people, regardless of the color of their skin, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or where their birth certificate says they're from. I will teach her how important it is to be an advocate for humanity. Not just the portion of humanity that benefits her. I will teach her non violent communication. That in the face of hatred we must love each other even harder. Not give in. Not get discouraged or feel like our progress in the past is void. Keeping fighting for all of us, with an emphasis on those that and have been the most affected by systemic oppression. I will teach her that when she is silent during moments of injustice, she is siding with the oppressor. I will teach her that walls divide people, and by their nature cannot bring us closer. And that just because someone holds the most powerful position in the world, does not make that person right, just or fair. Donald Trump is not raising my daughter. I am. I get to encourage and nurture her to be who she wants to be. Teach her that her voice and actions can change the world. Teach her that she can do anything that a man can do. And one day, even become president of the United States of America. I have work to do. It starts now. And that work is the only thing bringing me peace at the moment

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