As Belmont University prepares for Thursday’s final presidential debate, students are conflicted over the school’s decision to host the event amid the coronavirus pandemic.
But it’s not the school administration that students have a problem with, it’s the Trump campaign’s disregard for face masks and other health and safety measures.
Students are confident in Belmont’s handling of the coronavirus and, for the most part, support the college’s “strict” COVID-19 protocol.
“Students are thinking, ‘is it hypocritical that we’re hosting [the debate] if we’re being so strict on campus, yet we’re allowing members of the Trump administration on campus?’,” Belmont junior Caroline Bugg told Newsweek.
“I think there’s a lot of students who are just frustrated—we can’t even have our mom come and stay with us or visitors come, yet both of these administrations are coming on campus and are just allowed to be here,” she added.
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