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Can President Donald Trump Be Trusted? Valencia Students Have Mixed Reviews

Courtesy of whitehouse.gov. Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Mr. Donald J. Trump.

Courtesy of whitehouse.gov. Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Mr. Donald J. Trump.

Sam Schaffer, Contributing Writer

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Valencia Voice completed a non-scientific survey asking students if they believe the information provided by the Trump administration.

Four out of seven students agree that the Trump administration cannot be trusted. Two other students were unable to decide whether the information produced by Trump and his administration is reliable, and only one student said she believes the things that Trump says.

These answers come after a week of policy shifts on things like NATO and China.

CNBC quoted Trump in July 2016 calling China the “greatest currency manipulators ever.” However, Trump told The Wall Street Journal recently that China will not be labeled a currency manipulator.

CNN’s Kevin Liptak and Dan Merica reported Wednesday that Trump called NATO obsolete while on the campaign trail, but Trump recently said that NATO is “no longer obsolete.”

The Voice wanted to know what students think about what some are calling policy flip-flopping. Below are students’ responses when asked whether they believe the information set forth by the Trump administration:

“No, not at all,” Jon Moore, 19-year-old film major said. “I think he says things just to say it, like he thinks that he’s on a reality TV show.”

Issac Thomas, 20-year-old business major said, “No I do not.” Thomas went on to explain that based on Trump’s “demeanor and the way he addresses the country, especially considering the election isn’t even believed to have been a proper election,” he does not think that Donald Trump is a trustworthy guy.

Marissa Potts, 17-year-old music education major, disagrees. “For the most part,” she said. “He’s a business man, and from what I’ve read he seems to have carried through with some of the stuff he said he was going to do. Like he said he’s going to do 100 different things in the first 100 days in office, he’s kinda slacked off on some of those but from what I’ve read he’s done most or some of it.”

Vincent Chan, environmental engineering major, is on the fence. “I’m more in between because I know the internet or people can make things so it’s to their own benefit. I will half-believe with some doubt until I get some evidence that it’s actually true.” Chan continued, “everyone should get a chance to prove themselves, but if they screw up multiple times then that’s not right.”

“I don’t believe almost anything that comes out of the media,” Aaron Watson, 34-year-old entertainment design major said. When asked if he thinks Trump is a trustworthy guy Watson responded, “Probably not, who is?”

Valencia New Student Orientation Team Member Toby Oyewumi said, “he has good motives, but the way he’s going about everything is just- I don’t know. He needs to understand that America is not about him, it’s about America. And I think he’s making it all about him and his integrity, his this, his that, he’s forgetting that the people put him there because he promised to fix America.”

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  1. Pete Ogelo on April 20th, 2017 3:17 pm

    Mr. President Donald Trump, in my opinion cannot be trusted. One, he does not posses the characteristic traits that fits president office.
    Two, he suffer from the lack of knowledgeable source for information, this can be seen in his uncontrolled twitter account where he keep on posting statements which are non-fact and he is not hold responsible like any other regular American.
    Third, President Trump is full of ego, he has no respect for anyone especially minority and women, evidently in the video-tape which came out during the campaign where he clearly said that, ” I grab them with their pussies.”
    Fourth, all the statements Trump has said in recent and past, no American can say all he has said and still have a job.
    The office of president represent a positive public relation and a positive role model to the society, unfortunately Trump do not represent any positive model to any young American who looks to emulate any positive behavior from him.
    Trump is a bully, he is treating media with a lot of biasness, any news media that do not share his beliefs and idea, he call them fake news and tell the American people that the news media is the American enemy. Common, give a break!, he is the one who is lying left, right, and center, he should be the American enemy number one.
    Trump is the number one hypocrite, he used to blast President Obama for playing golf, he even campaign say that he will have no time playing golf that he will be working for Americans 24/7. But at present Trump has not even completed 100 days in the office but he has already spent three-quarter of what Obama spent in 7 years playing golf.
    Another evidence of hypocrisy is how he has practice nepotism in the oval office whereby he assigned positions to his children and his son-in-law, if President Obama or Clinton did just a tenth of what Trump has done both Republican and Democrats would be crying for impeachment but for now everything Trump do or say is the new norms.
    I personally believe that Trump can never be trusted because even the policies which were his campaign core issues he has already changed. My advice is, please Americans do not whole heartedly digest whatever President Trump said. He is a manipulator who knows how to play with the system and media as well….Be ware of this space.

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  2. B. E. Ratliff on April 25th, 2017 8:33 am

    Allow me to rephrase the question. Can Barack Obama be trusted? Can Hillary Clinton be Trusted? Can Valarie Jarrett be trusted? Can John Kerry be trusted? Can Loretta Lynch be trusted? I REST MY CASE!

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