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Voters can fall for political traps

Have you heard the phrase, “never trust a wolf in sheep’s clothing?”

In the 2016 election, it’s important to remember that philosophy, especially when one may be the next president. In politics, many candidates from the past and present tend to say something attention-grabbing, such as “Free college for everyone!” or something else that seems too good to be true.

People usually fall for these traps, so candidates receive more votes, which means more chances to win. 

The 2016 debate consists mainly of Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. Whomever people vote for will make a huge difference to the U.S., and possibly the world. Some are uncertain of who to elect.

One reason is because of Clinton’s leaked email scandal. Some say that she is an unwise choice for president because of her gender, which would make her the first female president. There’s a chance that people across the globe would not take her seriously as a leader due to her gender. 

Trump is also disliked because of his rude nature, such as the fact that he considers Mexicans to be rapists and criminals, his insistence to build a wall to keep Mexicans and illegal immigrants from entering the U.S., or when speaking about the tragic event of Sept. 11, 2001; he refers to the event as 7/11. 

 “I think this debate truly pulls the nation into two halves, there is no right and wrong in this debate, it seems like because either way the nation will be lead in a direction that the people do not want," said voter Dante Manning. "Citizens want a leader who they feel confident with but when both candidates of the political parties do not meet their standards, common people of the U.S. find themselves stuck in this situation, people need to be wise in their decision because it will greatly impact their future and how the U.S. is looked at by other countries."

 “It baffles me that I have Mexican friends that are in support of Trump.," said Alexis Carter from Wayne State University. "It's almost as if they didn't hear ANY of the insults that he threw to them. Yes, I can understand his business ethics can be great, but I cannot side with someone who also mocks those with disabilities, seeing as how I am someone with a disability myself. As for Hillary, I honestly think some people are just voting for her so that we can live to see a woman president and ignoring all of her other questionable actions.” 


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