Trump? Hillary? Gary? It’s time for America to decide

Hotly contested Presidential election will come down to the wire

Emma Checchi, Staff writer

The 2016 election has been a whirlwind of opposing ideas. Candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been influencing their constituents in both good and bad ways.

The differences between both nominees cannot be more clear. Their policies on immigration, drug trafficking, banking, trade laws, and world relationships, etc., are dramatically opposed to one another.

For example, when it comes to immigration, Clinton favors a more moderate approach, while Trump proposes a more extreme ideology which includes building a wall to block off immigrants from entering the country.

The country is practically split in half. People’s political views on either Trump or Hillary are splitting the country right down the middle. Trump supporters are a majority, white middle class. Trump uses the anger of the white middle class to his advantage by targeting immigrants and muslim citizens. He uses people’s fear to his gain.

“Donald J. Trump is calling for a complete and total shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on,” said Trump at his rally in Charleston, South Carolina.

This kind of extreme approach to dealing with immigration and terrorism turns many people off. People find it unjust and blatantly prejudice

“It scares me to think he’s actually going to ban a certain group of people (from coming into the country),” said St. Joseph junior Sarah Labellarte. “That’s not what this country is about and it’s really racist.”

Many Hillary supporters bash Trump for the controversial things he says. Trump is infamous for twisting his own words to put himself in a better light. Hilary is not all good either, though. She has been known for lying about policies and things she has done in the past.

The race for the White House is making America’s heart race. Trump vs. Hilary truly has the nation split and it’s only a matter of time before Election Day and America makes its decision.