There is a small group of people calling themselves Campus Reform and they cover the college landscape asking questions of students on current events and people in the news.
The question of the day was “Do you have a more favorable opinion of Fidel Castro or Donald Trump?”
You be the judge:
Here’s more from Campus Reform:
In order to gauge millennial feelings on the passing of the authoritarian Cuban leader, Campus Reform asked students at American University which political figure they viewed more favorably: Castro or Trump.
While several students identified the repressive elements of Castro’s regime, such as jailing and murdering his political opponents, few were willing to say that this made them view him less favorably than Donald Trump.
“I mean, right now I don’t think Donald Trump is very good, and I know that Fidel Castro has done some good things for the world so I’d say he’s proven himself at least in the long term to be more favorable,” one student opined after referencing Castro’s health care reforms in Cuba.
Another student borrowed language from Trudeau, calling Castro a “remarkable leader” and claiming that his regime “made possibilities for the Cuban people nearly endless.”
“I would say, at this very moment, I have, um, a better opinion of Fidel Castro,” professed one student, even after expressing her concerns about the repression of his people.
This is American University, a somewhat prestigious college with a level one would think a student would have a small grasp of current affairs and history.
There you have it America the youth of today will be your leaders of tomorrow.