By Lexus Yamashiro | Staff Writer

Word on the Street: What do you think about President Trump?

Amber Bustamante 
Age: 19
Hometown: Kailua, Hawaiʻi
Major: Elementary Education

“I don’t really know anything about politics in general, I didn’t even vote. I guess whatever happens, happens. I know we’re gonna go into war probably with [Trump] as President.”

Zane Williams 
Age: 20
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaiʻi
Major: Liberal Arts

“I just don’t think he’s cut out professionally like coming from a business point of view, we don’t think that’s what we need as a person to run this country. At first, there’s nothing really that we can do already; he’s already president. But, to have him remove the LGBTQ or the climate change on the White House website, it’s kind of some big topics there that everyone knows about and it just shows how much of an ‘in denial’ president he is. Plus, all the people that he’s hired on his cabinet — like the one lady who’s supposed to be running higher education [Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Secretary of Education nominee] — she is not cut out for this. Speaking of a person who has been raised in a rich family who has no experience with taking out loans or running a multi-billionaire bank kind of distributing for undergraduates who need college funds … it’s just a house of cards waiting to crumble, basically.”

Josh Matsushita 
Age: 21
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaiʻi
Major: Liberal Arts

“I think it’s a pretty hard subject to talk about right now; we’re not really sure what can happen. Hawaiʻi being a Democratic state is the best thing for us, but for people living in the United States, I bet it’s hard for them, especially the middle class.”

Nara Soukop 
Age: 18
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaiʻi
Major: Liberal Arts

“I like that he speaks his mind, but I just don’t think that he’s qualified for the job. I’ve seen on the news [Tuesday] that he signed the Dakota Pipeline thing to continue with the construction and … he’s very ignorant and very biased and untrustworthy. … There’s just so much to say.”

Min Lk Wong
Age: 23
Hometown: Hong Kong, China
Major: Hospitality

“I think he’s like not bad or not good, so just so-so. We don’t know what happens in the future, but I really hope for the policies … he need to obey some of the rules, so I hope he can follow it. And then of course he’s already our president, so I hope he can do something good for America. Before he kind of had a bad image and kind of … [is] not mature; I think he can improve this year.”