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Thumbs up and Down for Trump

With the upcoming inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump, many students are looking to the future with glimmers of hope as well as fear. Since his election, he has appointed members to his cabinet, many of whom are highly controversial. While students either love him or hate him, all can agree that what is most important is to be united and propel our country forward.

“I think it’s going to be different. It’s going to be exciting to get Obama out of the office especially considering what went on with the UN,” said Elisheva Adouth (10th grade). “I think that things are going to change drastically when Donald Trump is inaugurated. I think that he can make a good difference but I’m frightened because he is very unpredictable. I think that if he tried he could technically do something good,” she continued.

Some students are on the fence, but remain hopeful despite negative anticipations.

“Obviously, I am kind of nervous because Donald Trump is sort of known to be crazy, but I am hopeful I guess,” said Adira Kahn. “I am really hoping that he won’t ruin America. I’m definitely frightened, but I’m trying to stay optimistic, and we’ll see what happens.”

“I’m a little apprehensive about what Donald Trump will do over the next four years,” said Jack Benveniste-Plitt (10th). “While he is definitely not perfect, I am thankful that it is Trump and not Obama or Clinton. Hopefully, he will be much better for Israel and the economy.”

Others are completely confident in the president-elect’s abilities.

“I think he’s going to be great,” said Amram Kamhazi (12th). “We need a change in America.”  

A handful of students are indifferent. They are not excited or nervous and have stated that they are not affected by the upcoming inauguration.

“Eh, it doesn’t matter to me, I am not nervous or excited,” said Ezra Sultan (11th).

“I honestly don’t care. It doesn’t apply to me. I guess it does apply to me, but I don’t care,” said Hadassah Bixon (10th).

Others are extremely frightened and worry for the future.

“I feel very unhappy and very scared,” said Sara Fuchs (12th). “He has no experience. Right now we need someone who  has basic knowledge, especially with world affairs.”

He’s unpredictable,” said Julia Ohana (12th). “He says his brain is his best adviser so he doesn’t need to go to the meetings, because he doesn’t need to be told what he already knows.”

By: Lexi Sugar (12th Grade)

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