Boston Remains Restrained as Boston University Rallies

Marsh Plaza at Boston University was in an uproar on Wednesday around noon, with students protesting the Trump administration.

Just across the freeway though, many Boston denizens were much less concerned with the President’s first month in office, more specifically his alleged ties to Russia that have been coming out over the last few weeks.

Some, like Daphne and Jake, were concerned, if notably less than the protesting students.

Others were much more reserved.

Scott, a local investment manager, said that he wasn’t really concerned with the President’s political ties to Russia.

Madison, a Freshman Graduate Student of Opera at Boston Conservatory, went even further, saying that she didn’t often concern herself with national politics.

The recent allegations have been inviting a lot of comparisons to the famous Watergate scandal in which Former President Richard Nixon was ousted after significant criminal evident compiled against him. Andy, also an Organizer, didn’t think this is a fair comparison.

The outrage is palpable on many campuses around the United States as students join in protests against the administration as frustrations grow. Still, at least here in Boston, the opinion of the greater population is still not quite ready to condemn him to the same extent.

Yet, national Gallup Poll still has Trump’s approval rating fluctuating between 40 and 50, and according to some polls he has had the lowest approved of start in the history of the presidency. This suggests that while many people aren’t ready to condemn him out of hand, even the citizens off campus are beginning to become disgruntled.