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GSU students react to Trump comments

By AKANE SIMPSON
On March 31, 2016

Out of the 50 states that have voted in the recent primaries only 38 have voted. Those that remain are Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, West Virginia and Wisconsin are yet to have either of their primaries as reported by political polling agency Politico. 

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

The District of Columbia (D.C.) and Wyoming has yet to have their democratic primaries.   

Results from the republican primaries show that candidate Donald Trump is still in the lead in several states such as Virginia. In the past week while candidate Ted Cruz was able to dethrone Trump in Utah. Marco Rubio, who recently withdrew from the race, won the D.C. caucus with 37.3% of the votes, just edging John Kasich by a margin of 1.8%.

Results from the democratic primaries sides shows that Sanders has won Alaska, Idaho, Utah, Washington, Hawaii last the week while Clinton was only able to snag Arizona.

According to The New York Times, Trump is still leading the Republican primaries with 735 delegates against both Cruz and Kasich. In the democratic race candidate Hillary Clinton leads with 1243 delegates, beating Bernie Sanders with a difference of 263 delegates.

However, Trump's lead may be in danger with new developments. 

During a CNN interview with Chris Matthews on Wednesday, March 30 Trump initially confirmed his stance against abortion.  

Trump was reported as saying, "There has to be some sort of punishment . . . " as reported by MSNBC news.

 He later recanted his statement amiss harsh backlash from various media outlets and rival presidential candidates Kasich, Cruz and Clinton.

 Trump's new stance is now, ". . . The doctor or any other person performing this illegal act upon a woman would be held legally responsible, not the woman." as quoted by The Huffington Post news. 

This change in stance on abortion may affect Trump's standing with his supporters and undecided voters. At the same time, one of his key campaign managers was charged with battery in one of his rallies in Florida. 

The campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski surrendered himself to Florida police and will appear in court on Wednesday, May 4 as reported on CNBC news.

Students from Grambling State University were asked their opinion on how they felt about Trump and his stance on abortion as well as his opinions on other concerns.

“I think that it shouldn’t be his decision to [make]. It should be the woman’s decision to have an abortion or not. I also think that it is hypocritical for him to attack one issue while supporting another where their both equally wrong,” said Sharika Breule, a sophomore elementary education major from Monroe, Louisiana.

“I feel that he is arrogant. Just because you have the money he thinks he can buy himself into power. He doesn’t care about anyone else but himself,” said Clarence Clay, senior majoring in computer Science from Monroe, Louisiana.

“I feel that he wants to bring back the old days. And most of the things he said are racial slurs,” said Michael Meadows, a senior business management and economics major from Tallulah, Louisiana. 

Shanika Breule, freshman, majoring in elementary education from Monroe, Louisiana, said, “I think that he shouldn’t punish [women] but I think hat in a way, he’s right. But it shouldn’t only be able on the doctors. He would have to share equal blame for both doctors and women.” 

 

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