By Matthew Valenzuela-Serrano
Donald Trump is our Commander in Chief and our President. No matter your viewpoint on him, this is an undeniable fact. Though some of his policies and actions may be out of pocket, students may or may not have a clear understanding of politics and how they affect themselves and others.
The most common reason people despise Trump is due to their perception of his supporters as racist white people. However, this is far from the truth. One celebrity who is often talked about is Kanye West, who is a Trump supporter. Quite a few people at the school who dislike Trump do not dislike Kanye and even buy his music or his shoes. But why don’t we see him as a racist, even though he is outspoken in his support of Trump, the guy many people believe only racist white people flock to?
But more Importantly, how many students support him but are afraid of being outspoken about their support? Junior Christian Tabor says, ¨I'd rather have Trump than start a nuclear war. If Hillary got elected, I don’t want to be drafted and I do feel like I can’t be outspoken with my support.
Junior Ian Vanmiddendorp says, “I mean a man, who comes from a very rich family and who is a millionaire and owns many companies and is a man of business, is not fit to care for the people of America. Not everyone is a first class citizen. Rich people only care about money and will do anything for more money. So I feel he will and probably has screw over half of america just to do more or do what’s best for him and the rich class. He also comes from a family who is racist or hate specific races. He won’t relate to the struggles lower income people have.”
If you strongly believe that Trump can’t relate to us, think about our other presidents and politicians. Most politicians are upper class and can’t relate to us. Their ideas may line up with ours, but who’s to say that they don’t only want to do what benefits them. According to a 2015 study, 50.8 percent of members of congress are millionaires. To simplify this, one member of congress equals 18 average american households.
In the end, no one cares about that you have a distaste for the president, and in turn, no one cares if you support trump. We’re entitled to our own opinions. No one should be shamed from having a different opinion than yours. If you do shame someone for their opinion, then you are one of the many problems in our country.