By Kosha Oswald – Collegiate Staff
People all over the world are talking about a video from The Washington Post that was released Saturday, Oct.8, showing Presidential candidate Donald Trump making inappropriate comments about women.
This video is of Donald Trump talking to Billy Bush in 2005 on the set of “Days of Our Lives” where he was making a guest cameo. His microphone was left on while they were talking on a bus. The video has stirred up controversy for many around the Grand Rapids Community College campus. In the video Trump says things like, “I’m automatically attracted to beautiful” and “Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything.” Women especially seem to be upset at his comments.
“I think it’s rude,” said Meg Yalacki, 18, of Ionia. “I don’t like Trump and I’m very concerned he could become President. I wasn’t going to vote for him anyways, but after what he’s said, I’m definitely not now.”
Lilia Baker, 18, of East Grand Rapids said she doesn’t really “follow politics that much.”
“We should stand up for each other as women though,” Baker added.
Chloe Rodgers, 17, of Grand Rapids said she is a Democrat and knows “who she is voting for.”
“I think what Trump said is very unprofessional and shows his lack of judgement,” Rodgers said. “It’s even worse that he then defends himself.”
Jisel Ochoa, 18, of Mexico, was offended by Trump’s comments, too.
“Women are not sexual objects and it makes me mad how he is perceiving women,” Ochoa said. “It makes me upset that he dumbs down women, like we aren’t good enough.”
Some men were also offended by Trump’s comments.
“It is so disrespectful to women and it completely influences the way I am going to vote,” said Elijah Potter, 21, of Kent City.
Kevin Vasquez, 18, of Kentwood was equally offended.
“I respect women, so when I hear this, it really upsets me,” he said. “Especially coming from a presidential candidate. He should be setting a good example. Women should be respected.”
There were several people though that didn’t seem bothered by his comments. Some said that they had heard much worse, or that men say things like that all the time.