With over 400 responses to how Donald Trump is handling himself in office, 85 percent of students and staff at CVHS do not approve of our 45th president and his performance running the country.
The Olympian conducted a campus survey about Trump’s job performance. Questions addressed the GOP tax bill, how he handles civil rights and the attempted repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
Results showed that 87.5 percent of students don’t agree with how Trump handles the environment. Another 86.3 percent of students disapprove of how Trump banned trans soldiers from the military. A vast majority of the other responses were not in Trump’s favor. It is pretty obvious that CVHS is not fond of Trump and his many controversial decisions.
“He isn’t fit to be president of the United States due to his little to no experience coming into politics and his collusion with Russia,” says Karen Awambu, senior.
Some teachers frown upon how Trump is running the country and how he presents himself, especially on social media.
“Sadly, I think in many, many ways, President Trump has debased the office of president,” said English teacher Clare LePell.
Students also believe that Donald Trump is not protecting civil rights.
“He is not supporting all of the people in need of help in this country. He built his platform on a position of hatred of many groups of people including POC, women, the LGBTQ+ community, immigrants, lower income people and more… what Mr. Trump fails to see is that all of these people are what makes America great in itself,” said junior Katelyn Lance.
Although majority of students disapprove of Trump, there are a few that appreciate him like Gabe Cardenas.
“I support him because he is not a politician, he is a businessman. There’s something about him that’s different than everyone else. He doesn’t care what people think,” says senior Gabe Cardenas.