Pageant Question About Donald Trump’s Wiretapping Claim
Today’s Pageant Question of the Day is: What do you believe should be done in response to Trump’s wiretapping claim?
Why this question was asked: It is important to keep up with current events and to be able to form and articulate opinions about them.
This is how some of our Instagram followers answered the question:
Medina (medina_marie86): Slander is a punishable offense, even as President of the United States. If it is found that he is going out of his way to waste taxpayer dollars to investigate false crimes created by his own imagination, then he himself should be the one investigated. Being President does not give one the right to “run off at the mouth” and demonize anyone felt to be against you. Claims must be backed by evidentiary support and he has none.
Alicia (aliciagcook): With all the distrust and controversy this election had, it is in the best interest of the president to stop the paranoia and start focusing on the issues that are affecting our country. Don’t just tell us what the problems are and who created them. Your responsibility and primary concern should be to find solutions to keep your country safe, our children fed and educated and our health care system accessible to all Americans. Enough with the finger pointing without substantial evidence.
Sophia (texasaggie101): President Trump should have consulted with officials to get more information before informing the public and I believe that if he was really concerned about it, he would’ve done so. However, if the accusations are true then it could’ve become a matter of national security, if it’s not already. The policy of the United States is that you are innocent until proven guilty so I think that this needs to be investigated further until we have solid evidence but it’s not something to be seriously concerned about for the moment.
Our favorite answer:
Dakota (dakotajeeean): As of now, with no evidence and not even a reasonable suspicion, absolutely nothing. There’s no use wasting resources on a factually false claim. Should new evidence arise, other than a couple of uncited tweets, then an investigation should take place but you cannot make such bold claims with no evidence, not even as president.
The judges would like this answer best because it is powerful and personal. (Read: Pageant Question About False News Stories)
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