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High School Students Not Impressed By President Trump's Speech

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio
 

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Tenth grade students at Encina High School in Sacramento watched the Presidential Inauguration. For many at this ethnically-diverse school, it was the first time they’d ever watched the ceremony.

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English teacher Barry Roth of Encina High School explains the presidential inauguration process to 10th graders.  Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

 

Most weren’t impressed with President Trump's speech. Here's some of what they had to say:

“I don’t agree with his opinion on immigration and radical Islamic terrorism," says Rena Johnson. "Everything he says about all that just seems a little bit biased, and I feel that if he were a bit more open-minded then he’d be a bit more suitable as a president. But because of that, it makes him seem a bit unstable and unfit.” 

“I have anger towards him," says Luis Parra. "I’m Mexican and my family has traveled a long way. They’ve risked their lives to come over here.”

“He sounds kinda selfish in a way. Putting America in front of others,” says Kureen Cook.

“What I just found disturbing is people are really disrespectful and they just don’t have the capacity to hear what he has to say,” says Emily Corena Sanchez.