Would Trump’s election mean embarassment for U.S.?

Michelle Lehman, Contributing Writer

Donald Trump is one of the leading candidates for the Republican Party 2016 presidential nomination.

Depending on the poll, he might be the leading candidate. Yet the billionaire, businessman, television personality is not without controversy.

“I would be seriously depressed and fear for the future of the U.S., not just because Trump is president, but because the American electorate was gullible enough to vote for him,” said Dr. Thomas Baldino, a professor in the political science department on campus.

Baldino said he thinks Trump is unfit and unqualified to be president.

“He lacks the experience, he lacks the good character required of the office, and he is too temperamental and impetuous,” Baldino said.

Neha Kansal, a freshman, said she would move out of the country if Trump became president. She is not currently registered to vote but if Trump was elected, she said she would definitely vote in the next election to change that.

There are other students on campus that also say they know little – if anything – about politics but still would choose any other candidate over Donald Trump.

“I would feel horrified if Trump was elected president,” said Taylor Balasavage, a sophomore.

“He’s unprofessional, racist, and uneducated,” Balsavage continued.

Freshmen Brady Wing and Andrew Chang agreed that they would feel unsafe in the U.S. if Trump was elected president.

Marissa Turner, a special education major, said that she would be disappointed if Trump became president and she felt that he would have no idea how to deal with foreign policy.

“He would do nothing to help the middle class people,” Turner said.

A few students agreed that they would be embarrassed if Trump was the president.

During the recent republican debate, Trump said that his main goal would be to bring the U.S. out of the $19 trillion debt the country has accumulated.

“I feel like he’s in the race to change the way people are used to campaigning, but he isn’t a serious candidate,” said Rachel Velehoski, a freshman at Wilkes.