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This Australian couple flew to NYC to support Trump. And it's scaring us.

While the world rocks anxiously back and forth awaiting the results of the United States presidential election, an Australian duo who travelled to New York to support Donald Trump have explained their decision.

“American society, whoever wins, is never going to be the same after this,” says one half of the duo.

With that statement, we vehemently agree.

“Everyone always says in every election ‘America’s at a crossroads.’ It’s a cliché, but sometimes clichés are clichés for decades and suddenly they’re true,” he says.

“I see this from a legal perspective,” says the woman standing with him. “At the moment in the Supreme Court in the United States a lot of rights are being read in that didn’t originally exist, we’re having the same problem in Australia… and Trump said he’s going to bring in conservative judges, and that’s why I support him.”

Image via ABC.
Image via ABC.
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When the interviewer asks, "How big a day is this in America's history?" she replies, "I think it's massive."

"They're going to have a lot of silent majority who felt trodden down for a while, rising up, feeling like they have a say and a representative that's actually going to be a voice for them."

Of course, the immediate response to the video has been outrage, with a number of comments labelling the couple as "morons," among several more brutal insults.

"Shame on you both," wrote one social media user, while another called the duo "an embarrassment to our country."

Personally, the most disconcerting part of the video is that the man and the woman come across as intelligent, articulate, normal human beings. The people voting for Trump aren't all Southern-types fighting for gun rights and spouting racism and sexism.

They're everyday Americans. And that's what we're seeing play out today.

Mia discusses the US election with author Jodi Picoult:

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