I remember watching the debates between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama 4 years ago. I was in 7th grade and I was assigned to watch the debate and take notes. I remember the debates being long and boring and not having any strong opinions towards a certain candidate because they both seemed trustworthy. Now as a Junior in high school and having watched the past two debates between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton I cannot say the same. The actions of mainly Donald Trump disgust me and I do not think that it is suitable for any 7th grader to watch, let alone younger.
I found myself filled with rage when I saw a video of Donald Trump describing in an interview how he can sexually assault women because of his status. The things he described doing to women are disgusting and straight up illegal. I cringe at the fact that young children are being exposed to these things. Donald Trump is supposed to be a role model and I cannot associate those words with him in anyway. Donald Trump is instead dismissing his behavior and telling people that it is just distracting us from what is really important, like ISIS. Is he really trying to tell our country's youngest generations that sexual assault and prejudice against women is not a pressing issue in our country? Nearly one in five women say they have been “raped or experienced an attempted rape” (Nytimes.com). Clearly this is a problem that must be addressed in our country. I am truly disappointed in scared for the future of this country.