Chinese People Uncensored: What Do Chinese People Think of Donald Trump?

Tomorrow is election day in the United States, and if you haven't been paying attention it hasn't been the smoothest election. In fact, to most people it might look like an out of control train of dumpster fires.

Why would someone put dumpsters on a train, light them on fire and start the train? I don't know. But, here we are in a situation where Donald Trump is running a close election campaign against Hilary Clinton. 

Considering we might soon have a *shudder* president Donald Trump and this is a blog interested in all things Chinese, we at GoEast were interested to see what Chinese people thought of Donald Trump. Here is what we found.

What People Think About Trump in China

大千,28岁,公司职员:“川普是个标准的白鬼,我不喜欢,但是如果我是美国白人,我会无条件支持。
Trump is a typical white trash. I don’t like him. But if I was an American white citizen, I will support him unconditionally.
— Da Qian, 28
虽然川普好像并不知所云,然而希拉里一成不变的想法可能也让有些选民觉得无聊,反而转投川普一票。他们也许会认为:既然已经如此,不如让米奇来换换口味吧。
Though Trump doesn’t seem to know what he was talking about, the voters might have been bored by Hilary’s unchanging thoughts and vote for Trump for a change. Maybe the voters think: since things have already been like this, let’s have a Mickey Mouse for a change.
— Liu Nini 30, High school English teacher
美国厌倦了政治正确的普通民众也许会对特朗普的直言不讳感到一丝清新。
The common American voters, who are tired of being so politically correct, might feel refreshed by Trump’s bold directness.
— Anon, financial broker, 37
我不知道他是什么。。。美国大选,我们看到报纸上有很多新闻啊。太多了。不过我都没看。
I don’t know what he is, oh... I saw lots of news about American election on newspapers! So many. But I do not read them.
— 黄阿姨 Huang Ayi,cleaning lady in her 50s
对川普不了解,但美国经济那么好,没道理换执政党啊。
Not knowing Trump well, but the American economy is doing so well now, it seems unreasonable to switch the ruling party now.
— Mr. Shi, Entrepreneur, 34 years old
川普啊,我觉得这是非常非常有前途的一门方言!
I think it is a very promising dialect! (editor’s note: the Chinese nickname for “trump” is 川普,which is also a shorter version for 四川普通话,the Sichuan dilact)
— Ms. Li, A manager in a foreign company, 28 years old

Mohit is GoEast's Technical Officer. He's currently learning about Chinese, Chinese culture, and Chinese business. He one day hopes to be a Chinese man.