Could Mexico handle the wave of U.S. emigrants fleeing a Trump presidency?

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Some 200,000 Twitter users said they would move to another country if Donald Trump wins the 2016 presidential election, according to a study conducted by Luminoso, a Boston-based content analysis company that reviewed over 4.5 million tweets mentioning Donald Trump between August and September.

The firm asserts that Trump has sparked some of “the most emotional and reactionary commentary” on social media.

“How emotional and reactionary, you ask? Well, let’s just say that people are so turned off by his candidacy that they would consider moving to other countries if he is elected!,” Luminoso wrote in its company blog.


And where would folks go? Mexico is topping the list, according to the firm's analysis. Of the 200,000 moving out tweets that Luminoso analyzed, nearly 7 out of 10 would-be expats said they would go to Mexico. Other countries that made the list of Trump refuges include Canada, England and Australia.

Through its “Trump Tracker” analysis, the company also reviewed the types of sentiments expressed about Trump on Twitter and found the negative tweets skyrocketed when the real estate magnate insulted Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly and when he tossed Fusion/Univision anchor Jorge Ramos from his press conference.


So Mexico, you might want to start building that border wall — just in case.