Buffalo students react to Donald Trump’s historic presidential win

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — “In the morning I was actually kind of mad because I wanted Hillary to be President,” said Zion Ortiz, 6th grader.

“I think Hillary Clinton should’ve won,” said Torrionna Bailey, 4th grader.

“I was really disappointed because I was really hoping for a woman President this year,” said Brianna Dukes, 8th grader.

Some students at the Buffalo United Charter School were not happy and even emotional about Trump’s win as newly elected President.

“They all came in roaring to go this morning to talk about it some of them were very upset and some of them you can tell were just okay about it. A lot of them I think had nerves with it i think they heard from home the nerves that they felt and they came in with that this morning,” said Erika Karl, Buffalo United Charter School 3rd grade Teacher.

Reachers say it’s a touchy subject in the classroom, and they try to discuss it with students in a neutral way.

“I feel angry because I think Hillary should’ve won,” said Trinity Suttle, 5th grader.

“I really think that Hillary Clinton should’ve won because Trump is not fair and he’s going to make the world change but in a bad way,” said James Floyd, 4th grader.

Many kids say they stayed up late to watch coverage.

“When I seen that she had lost Florida I was like oh man she’s going to lose and I was really sad and disappointed cause I knew Trump would win,” said Brianna Dukes, 8th grader.

“Seeing how nervous they did get about it was kind of interesting to me because at third grade you don’t think that they’re following along but they’re paying attention more than you know,” said Karl.

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