With the 2016 presidential elections drawing to an end, it goes without saying that tension exists both inside and out of the United States.
The elections this year have been unique, with video footage from 2005 recently released of Trump’s comments on women stating: “When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.”
Along with even more recent information of Hillary Clinton’s dubious emails and what looked to be a landslide in the favour of Democrat Hillary Clinton, with the recent polls, the two candidates are practically neck and neck.
However, this does not mean that people do not have their opinions on the two presidential candidates. Hannah, 18, from Hull city studying Music at Hull College : “I think Hillary Clinton is a better candidate than Donald Trump because she’s not looking to build a wall and divide different communities like Trump.”
She then went on to say: “She is not as prejudicial as Trump, he hates Mexicans and Muslims. What did they ever do to him?”
Kyle Bartle, 21, from Manchester working as a sales assistant at Tesco in Hull stated :”Everyone is voting for Hillary and following the crowd. Trump didn’t need to use celebrities like Beyonce and Jay Z to entice voters. The media is just trying to make him look bad accusing him of things from 11 years ago, what about Hillary’s emails? Why aren’t they just as important?”
When asked if the election results would affect them, the two interviewees responded very differently. Hannah stated: “Well because i don’t live in America, the results wouldn’t affect me, but it would be a real shame to see America fall so low as to pick a womaniser as their president.”
Hannah then proceeded to say: ” The American people are not victims, so if Trump wins, they have no one to blame but themselves, they’re voters not victims.”
Kyle took a very different approach to the question: “Not in the sense that i would suffer under her power if Hillary became president, but America deserves better. Trump may be a sex offender, but at least he’s honest.”
“If Hillary won, who knows what will happen to America? She talks of of helping the middle class over and over again, putting blacks on the same level as whites, does she even mean all that? She’s just so desperate to become president.” Kyle continued.
When further questioned individually about who they thought would win the presidential elections: “Hillary of course. If you check the polls i think she’s still ahead, and she’s going to stay ahead.” While Kyle responded: “It better be Trump if the American people want to make their country great again.”
With just over a day remaining until the next president of the USA is chosen, it is only a matter of hours left until the fate of America is decided.