McMurry students watch presidential inauguration, weigh in on Trump


ABILENE, Texas - Political science students and professors at McMurry University came together to watch the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States.

Several were excited while watching President Donald Trump take the oath of office.

"I'm glad that he's becoming our president," said Martin Castro.

"It's going to be a change in the country," said Justin Franklin.

Others weren't as hopeful.

"It's a little upsetting," said senior Teresa Slider, who didn't vote for Trump.

"Trump has been very vocal with sexism and his anti-[women] comments and so it's very difficult as a female to get behind a president who makes statements like those he has made in the past, his lifetime really," Slider said.

Freshman Martin Castro said he feels Trump brings confidence to the table.

"Even though he says [things] so blatantly and bluntly, I feel like he can back up his talk and do the things he said he was going to do," Castro said.

Political Science Professor Dr. Paul Fabrizio said no matter what their viewpoint, he is delighted students are interested in this historic ceremony.

"Our job as professors is to show students the world. Whatever it is, if it's the math world, or the English world or the Spanish world, or the political world, I think that this is part of that process," Fabrizio said.

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