By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Real estate tycoon Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the
United States Friday amid protests and controversy. In order to gauge reaction to him on the streets of Taiwan, a team of Taiwan News reporters went out and asked members of the public for their impressions of the new world leader.
University student Miss Chen, 22, described Trump as “a smart businessman” who would not fall under the influence of other politicians and business people because he had his own financial means, though she added that as he didn’t have to take other people into account, he was “sometimes rather crazy.”
As a student, Chen said she might prefer to eventually choose to study in Europe because in Trump’s United States, xenophobia might grow stronger.
High school student Sun said Trump might improve the U.S. economy, though it was still too soon to tell how that might influence Taiwan. [FULL STORY]