UNBC Students Weigh in on US Election Result
Prince George, B.C. – UNBC students have reacted to the surprise election of Republican Donald Trump as president of the United States.
Students shared their views during a well attended viewing party of around 100 students organized by UNBC’s Department of Political Science and the UNBC Political Science Student Association last night in the school’s Winter Garden.
“How inevitable,” said Jessica Bagnall, a political science major and Hillary Clinton supporter. “I think he took all the support he had through his PR all through the years and it all came together for him. I’m not sure how it will play out but we need to support the American leader no matter what and to work with them.”
Micah Green, who was born in the United States but now lives in Prince George, was also hoping for a Clinton victory but was conciliatory in her defeat.
“I hope for the best, I see comfort in the fact that the president doesn’t have a whole lot of power without the rest of the Senate behind him,” he said. “And I think they aren’t so I don’t think he’ll be able to do many of the radical things he has proposed thus far and I think the next four years are going to be interesting for sure.”
However, third year student Emily Watt didn’t share his optimism.
“I don’t think Trump is even a viable candidate for the election. He has no experience; his views are almost impeachable. I think it’s crazy that this was even an option.”
Students were a little more divided on what Trump’s win will mean for Canada.
“I think it will definitely have an effect,” said Seth Jex. “Especially when you look at things like NAFTA or NATO, really big multinational agreements that are made where the US and Canada are key partners in that. I think a Trump presidency will be vastly different.
Classmate Kendra Kinsley didn’t share his pessimism though noting “Canada has always had a great relationship with the US and I don’t think the states would do a lot to affect it. They are one of our biggest trade partners.”
But regardless of who won, political science lecturer Jason Morris said it was great to see students so interested in the process.
“It’s special to see students engaged in essentially a world event. And, learning how much a foreign government’s election can impact their own country.”
“I don’t think Trump is even a viable candidate for the election. He has no experience; his views are almost impeachable. I think it’s crazy that this was even an option.” – Typical clueless student from today’s system. You don’t like his point of view, so he should be impeached? Is this the norm for PS students today? You can’t handle a different point of view so you want jail time? Do you have a clue what Killary has done in her time in office? The men and women who have died under her watch? Nah, you probably haven’t gotten any news unless it comes from Jimmy Fallon
wellll why not…. Trump tried his best to threw Clinton in jail but to no avail… i’m sure he had something to do with the FBI
Just shows the dogma taught and with today’s education system critical thinking has been taken away or I should say not allowed.
I think this election may be an example of the power the internet has gained. Mainstream media is dead. People can now get alternate views than that of the dull monotone heavily biased media.
Speaking of dull monotone, CBC’s Mansbridge was just sad.
Well CBC your your almost daily vilification of Trump shows just how irreverent the CBC and the likes of Global, CTV are.
American media, well they are just in shock.
No more going to war with Russia, thank goodness. Maybe now there will be an investigation into all the people who died after looking into the Clintons criminal activities.
This was the US version of Brexit—-Unemployed/underemployed white males sure hope Trump can make American manufacturing great again. They may be disappointed.
Here is a good read
Seems to me that Trump said if he was elected he would have Clinton investigated and put if jail.
So lets see what he does. Will he do it, or is he just full of s..t,.
I suspect the latter.
All the red **Make America Great Again** hats were made in China. Just sayin.
wow , it only took you this long to pick up on that?
I’m selling t-shirts with the slogan “Lets Hate America Again”.
Crap now we have to build a wall to keep out I don’t like Donny. Suck it up crybaby yanks.
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