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Trump, is he your president?

Clayton Miller, Staff Writer

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We all know about Trump, we all have our own personal take on him and we all feel the repercussions from it. Everything from the blatantly racist or unintelligent comments to the unprofessional aspect of his character. We all know about it; “The Trump presidency.” Soon after the president was sworn in came the popular hashtag “#Notmypresident.” Now unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months or years for that matter, you probably could find a reason or two as to why you wouldn’t want to claim Trump as your president.

There are many reasons that lead people to oppose the Trump presidency. Trump uses social media to his advantage and constantly tweets his life as if to be a 16-year old child. After the Charlottesville riots, Trump all but supported the alt right party stating, “They are fine people.” In addition, after he was caught on a recording using disparaging language about women, Trump dismissed the matter with the excuse that ‘it was locker room talk” as if to brush it off as an OK thing to do. Our country has recently received a surge of support for minority Americans in our country which was not aided by president Trump’s recent explicit comments regarding African countries.

    Donald Trump has made plenty of factually incorrect vague and flat-out rude comments regarding past events in our area. For example, in a 2015 article in the New York Times, Trump said, “There are places in America that are among the most dangerous in the world. You go to places like Oakland. Or Ferguson. The crime numbers are worse. Seriously.” Or when he said, “We’re having tremendous trouble. You know, when you look at Ferguson and you look at St. Louis, like the other night, and you look at, let’s say, Baltimore and Chicago, the gangs … many of these gang members are illegal and they’re tough dudes.” While this may be believable for those outside of the St. Louis metro area, we all know the deal. Not only was the Ferguson issue far from being gang related, we certainly know that there weren’t gangs of illegals running around in St. Louis county.

Trump’s influences recently became strong enough that the Republican party could not reach a deal on DACA and other immigration issues resulting in a full government shutdown. The government shutdown caused many people’s work life and businesses to stop in time including government workers in St. Louis. The full government shutdown affected St. Louis in a wide range; closing the Gateway Arch and putting workers for the Department of Agriculture, Division of Motor Vehicles out of work for a short time.   

It’s likely for one to make the observation that a majority of students at U. City do not support Trump. That assumption becomes grossly apparent whenever the slightest bit of politics are brought up during school. It is obvious that Trump has no concern for our area, considering the manner in which he describes our neighbor community and greater area in general.

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