Students for Trump organization heading to the Inauguration

Taisha White

The Students for Trump at Georgia Southern organization is making their way to Washington D.C. to witness the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, set to take place on Friday, Jan. 20.

Created back in the beginning of the Fall 2016 semester, when the election between then candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was well on their way to an historic election night, the organization set out to help students become more aware of the political topics and promises that Trump spoke on.

The student based organization’s main mission was to recruit students and invite them to all of their events. Some of their events included sign waving and volunteering in other counties. Some of the group members even made their way to up to Atlanta three weeks prior to Election Day to campaign.

Christian Hart, former campus ambassador for Students for Trump at Georgia Southern, explains how the group was given the opportunity to attend the inauguration.

“I applied and either way, I didn’t really get tickets through my connections. I got tickets through by applying on Rick Allen’s [Georgia Congressman] website.” Hart said. “I was going to the inauguration with or without a ticket. Some people have a ticket, some don’t. If you don’t have a ticket, you can watch the inauguration from the parade route.”

Between 12-15 students (most are GS students) will be going to the inauguration with Hart, not just to be with the rest of the onlookers, but to visit friends that they have met through the internet who campaigned for Trump in different states.

Tate Pearson, sophomore biology major, thinks it’s cool to see college students take interest in the political world.

“I think it’s a good thing for the students to head to the inauguration because it helps them, as well as our generation, get involved with politics,” Pearson said. “I know some young people are not that interested in politics because there is a lot that comes with it. So it is interesting to see people my age be able to learn more about it.”

TaiRi Randall, sophomore business administration major, thinks the opportunity for the Students for Trump at Georgia Southern organization to be at the inauguration is cool, but is focused on what will happen once Trump is officially president.

Randall said, “For them it’s a chance for them to experience the next president be sworn in as the new leader of the nation. My biggest concern is not the inauguration, but what is happening after that. If he is going to hold his word, which I doubt, there will be more job opportunities.”