BOSTON (CBS) – Now that’s we’ve passed the 100 day milestone of the Trump Presidency, we’re is getting a report card from local young Republicans.
None of these teenagers were with Donald Trump before he won their party’s nomination.
But now that he’s president I asked them about the good, the bad, and the future.
Jon Keller: Is it hard being a pro-Trump Republican in Massachusetts?
Sara, Mike, Joe, & Sam: Yes.
Keller: Give me an example.
Joe Spinosa, Malden Catholic Senior: My mom would not allow me… to put a Trump bumper sticker on my car for fear it would be vandalized.
These four students are still too young to vote but are still politically engaged. They spent part of April vacation at the State House to meet with lawmakers.
I asked them to weigh in on the first 100 days. First: the disappointments.
Sara McDonald, Quincy High Sophomore: One of the things I was disappointed about would be health care.
Sam Leone, East Longmeadow High Sophomore: I would definitely say his blunder with Obamacare. Congress handled that badly and while you could pinpoint that to Speaker [Paul] Ryan, I think that he [Trump] really should have pushed for more specifics.
Mike Brodo, Xavierian Brothers High Junior: I personally believe in cutting back the budget, but it;s what he cut that I didn’t agree with, the climate change regulations, the EPA definitely need to stay.
Sara: I think that his communications to the public are really lacking.
Keller: The tweeting is a problem?
Sara: Yeah, the tweeting. I think that he should be acting more presidential.
Joe: Trump said in the beginning that he wouldn’t want to get involved in Syria and take out Assad because then ISIS would take over and I agreed with that. I think that’s going against what he said he would do.
Among this small group some saw those same weaknesses as the president’s strengths.
Sam: I actually really liked the Syrian airstrike. It really did send a message that democracy is working towards prevailing in the world.
Joe: I do support [Supreme Court] Justice [Neil] Gorsuch. I think he’d make a very good Supreme Court justice.
Sara: I do think that his budget would be a my favorite part about his administration, so far.
Mike: Growing the economy and a stronger foreign policy, that’s really why I’m a Republican at the core.
Keller: What’s your expectation for the next 100 days and beyond?
Joe: My expectation would be more military intervention, which I’m against.
Sam: Take your time with Obamacare. If you’re going to repeal it, just do it right, take your time.
Sara: I hope to see tax reform, lower taxes.
Mike: I don’t really know what to expect. I think it’s a very unpredictable presidency.
Keller: What do you want to see him doing?
Mike: Try to bring the country together. I acknowledge he cannot single-handedly do that. That has to be the American people agreeing that we need to come together.