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Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? – Sunny Leone dishes on US elections

The Canadian American gives her views on the US election; criticises outgoing President for his ObamaCare policy. 

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Mayur Lookhar

In a matter of 24 hours, the United States of America will have a new president in Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Given the controversies surrounding them, they aren’t exactly the popular candidates, but American citizens are now choosing one of them. Interestingly, Canadian American Sunny Leone, who now works in India, has penned her views on the US election and the two candidates. 

Leone expressed her views in a column on Mid-day. The actress, who recently returned from the United States, sensed that the mood back in America wasn’t a positive one as most people whom she spoke to didn’t approve of either of Donald Trump or Hillary as their next president.

“No one wants to talk about who they are voting for. Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have their fair share of flaws. One is crazy; the other, crazier. Everyone is waiting with bated breath to find out what happens over the next 24 hours,” Leone wrote in her column.

“The larger question on everyone’s mind is: Who is worse than whom? In a democracy, it eventually boils down to who will do a better job. Both Hillary and Donald are wrong in their own ways. People are stuck in a hard place, trying to figure the better of two evils. The (US election) topic comes up during informal conversations, dinners, meetings and someone says, “Hey, I am voting for Clinton”. Another one says, “I am voting for Trump.” Then there is this restless, haunting sort of silence in the room. The I-hate-her, and I-hate-him complaints follow. We have all voted at some point. But people like to be hush-hush about who they voted for,” Leone opined.

Even as America debates over their next President, the actress was critical in her view of the outgoing president Barack Obama, a popular figure both in US and around the world. Leone was critical of the former president’s ObamaCare policy. 

While she stated that Obama wll be missed, but Leone questioned certain policies which have hit the American middle class population. One of them happens to be her brother, Sundeep Singh Vohra, who works as a chef. 

“When ObamaCare came, he was devastated. A big chunk of his income disappeared even before reaching his hands. Health care earlier was $60, maximum $100; post that policy, it became three to four times that. That’s a lot of burden on an average-earning income — probably $300, which is how much they need for food all month. This is just one of Obama’s policies that I didn’t agree with. It is heart breaking to see people paying such heavy amounts on employee taxes.” Leone wrotes.

“The world was lured by the man who looks great on camera, has a beautiful family, but when you break it down to what’s important to each individual in that country and not the full picture, you will see his misses at catering to those individual needs. Now, realistically speaking, Trump is not going to meet all those needs. Neither can Clinton. So all they can do is try being a good leader, and bring smiles to most faces in the country," Leone concluded.