Trump shocks US with first acts in office

By Tiffany B

Now that the inauguration for Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States, is over, his duties as the leader of America awaits him. In the past few weeks, Trump has already issued several executive orders and met with leaders of other nations to discuss economic relationships. Several of the executive orders have been controversial and have led to protest across the country.

The order issued for restricting immigration, primarily from Muslim countries, has caused the most anger. It was signed by Trump one week after he became president. The order prevents travel to the United States from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Trump made the order official with the belief that this will help stop terrorism from entering America.

Millions of people around the globe are outraged about this as are students and teachers at Central. Social Studies teacher Jeff Penrod also thinks that this is heartbreaking. “I don’t agree with Trump’s decision. I think it’s discriminating against Muslims,” said Penrod. Social Studies teacher Laura Matousek thinks that it’s a disgrace for our president to make such a decision. “It’s very humiliating and offensive to Muslims.”  Bob Meyer, another Social Studies teacher, said it wasn’t thought out. “It wasn’t done fairly. But it is something that will do down in history.” Even APUSH sophomore Lauren Gawenda thinks it’s unfair treatment. “It’s not right for someone to stop people from entering the country. We’re suppose to unite our diversity and the ban from Muslims stops it all.” They explained it’s unconstitutional, heartless, and discrimination against Muslims.
There are a few Americans who do support the order. Some say they should give it a chance and see if it can make a difference in the fight against terrorism. Many believe President Trump has been unfairly portrayed as a bully but insist he is turning the country around. It remains to see how this will play out.