Stayed in Norfolk Virgina - seemed a nice downtown bit the only place we could get to stay was basic and thought with the brand new rental SUV we had , we stuck out like a sore thumb and was going to be robbed raped and shot in any of those orders. It was genuine fear.
Drove as far as rocky mount in north carolina the next day as was shattered from the 2 hours sleep the night before - seemed a nice spot - leaving the next morning some lad had been shot dead so was only delighted to make it to South carolina and then Georgia.
Norfolk has a horrendous reputation. No idea why. It’s the HQ of the US Navy, so you’d think there would be a lot of trickle down prosperity. Never been, but I used to work with a lad from there & he told some horror stories…
I was in Detroit once….enough said. There is an insane amount of poverty in the US. Even in “prosperous” cities like San Francisco. The divide between wealth and poverty is right there to see on the streets.
Trump even said that Russia is not the problem, it’s fellow american who are. Its like yerwone at the end of game of thrones, she was always a big mad but it’s clear as day now that he’s a megalomaniac and if he gets back into the Whitehouse, america and the entire west is fooked.