Donald Trump — yay or nay?
Trump has been causing controversy since he entered the 2016 presidential campaign back in June.
Trump is good at many things but not a political candidate, according to some MCCC students.
Trump makes fun of everyone who is different and is very racist, MCCC student Carabeth Perkins said.
“He’s an actor, not a politician,” Perkins said. “He should really stay out of politics.”
Trump formally announced his candidacy for the Republican Party on June 16, 2015. He has emphasized a platform of making America great again – sometimes using controversial methods.
For example, Trump wants to end border crossings from Mexico.
“I love the Mexican people, but Mexico is not our friend. They’re killing us at the border and they’re killing us on our jobs and trade. FIGHT,” he said.
He says he would build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
“I will build a great wall — and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me — and I’ll build them very inexpensively.”
“I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words,” he said.
He also does not want illegal immigrants coming to America pregnant and having their children here, making it easier to stay in our country. He calls those “anchor babies.”
Trump wants to protect our Second Amendment, and he says he wants to create jobs.
“I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created,” he said.
He also says he wants better health care for Americans. He does not agree with Obamacare.
“We have a disaster called ‘The Big Lie:’ Obamacare….Deductibles are through the roof. You have to get hit by a tractor — literally, a tractor — to use it,” Trump said.
He also focuses on defense.
“Our military has to be strengthened. Our vets have to be taken care of. We have to end Obamacare, and we have to make our country great again, and I will do that.”
There is never a dull moment in a debate with Trump present. At the second Republican debate, on Sept. 16, Trump couldn’t resist insulting people.
“Rand Paul shouldn’t even be on this stage,” Trump said, a reference to Paul’s low polling numbers.
Trump also defended his criticism of Jeb Bush for speaking Spanish on the campaign trail.
“This is a country we speak English — not Spanish,” Trump said.
MCCC student Julia Navarre said Trump thinks he can fix all of our problems with money. Society should not be run solely by wealthy people, she said.
Trump definitely thinks of himself as part of the wealthy class.
“I am very rich,” he often says.
“I think he’s doing it for social media attention,” Navarre said.
A few students said that they do not pay much attention to politics but still had a few words to say about Trump.
“From what I’ve seen, he’s kind of an idiot,” student Brynn Stolisov said.
“I don’t like how he says immigrants can’t come over; it just doesn’t seem right,” student Nico Garcia said.
One student had a different opinion on Donald Trump.
“I think he’s kind of a wild card, which may or may not be a good thing,” Caitlynn Jones said.
Trump has his own idea of how things will end.
“Anyone who thinks my story is anywhere near over is sadly mistaken,” Trump said.
Students react to Trump presidential bid
Donald Trump — yay or nay?