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On Tuesday, November 8th, 2016, one of my worst fears as an expat and American citizen was realized. Donald J. Trump was elected President of the United States. It sickens me to write that sentence. In the span of a morning, I went from being proud of my country (yes, even with our many problems) to utterly disenfranchised, disconnected, and disappointed. As I watched a sea of red counties pop up on the screen, I wondered how I became so out of touch with the country I was born in.