Fort Lauderdale man moving from US after Trump win

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - A South Florida man said he is selling all of his belongings and leaving the country because he’s concerned about the nation’s future once President-elect Donald Trump is in power.

Boris Werner Mettin held a garage sale at his Fort Lauderdale home, Friday. “I’m trying to do a, well, you can call it a Trump escape sale,” he said.

Mettin, a German-born citizen, said he is leaving the U.S. due to Trump’s looming presidency. “I heard that rhetoric before, except from somebody who caused a lot of damage and killed a lot of people, so I’m getting out of here,” he said. “I’m playing it safe. Rather safe than sorry.”

Mettin put up a sign advertising his garage sale that referred to Trump “American Hitler.”

“The way he actually draws innocent people, who follow him like cattle or sheep,” he said. “This all happened before between 1933 and ’35, ’36, and we all know where that ended.”

For Mettin, that means everything must go. He put his books, computer equipment and even his large music collection up for sale. His house is already on the market.

Mettin, who has lived in South Florida since 1992, hopes to be out of the country within a month. “My time here is up,” he said. “If I’m intuitive, intelligent enough, I know what happened to the Jews and intelligent Germans. They just simply left, got the hell out of there, and they survived.”

Mettin plans to move to Colombia once he has sold his home. He said he would like to move to the city of Medellín.

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