There’s no denying that a big part of the reason Donald Trump won was because he managed to get a lot of Democrat votes in 2016. Given his message of Making America Great Again, there was little reason for people to not vote for him. That is not a Republican message. It’s not a Democrat message. It’s an American message. And red-blooded Americans want just that.
So, we go to Youngstown, Ohio, where CNN asked a group of five former Democrat voters who voted for Trump about how they feel with the state of the country and how well a job Trump is doing.
And the answer visibly astounds CNN’s Martin Savage, the man asking the questions.
The interview begins with an iron worker by the name of Rick Green saying: “I realized that the core foundation for the country is slipping away.” Another person in the panel, a mother of four children by the name of Anna Para, said: “It got to a point where I did not like the direction that my country was going.”
The narrator, Savage himself, then informs us that in 2016, according to the Mahoning County Board of Elections: “approximately 7000 registered Democrats switched parties to become Republicans.”
Now, just from reading that text, all we get is the number of Democrats who switched to Republican. But if you watch the video down below, you can actually hear the disdain in the narrator’s voice when he says “Republicans.” He actually sounds disgusted to even have to say something like that. And that just made me laugh the first time I watched the video.
Regardless, returning to the panel of interviewees, another Democrat, this time a pastor by the name of Derrick Anderson, said: “[Trump] said he’s gonna make America first and he’s gonna bring jobs back.” Then, another interviewee, this time a machine shop worker by the name of Geno DiFabio, said: “Donald Trump says ‘you’re in lousy trade deals’. We fixed that, the jobs can come back.”
And the final interviewee, a minority student by the name of Justis Harrison, said: “Something that [Trump] said that really sticks with me is that he wants to give the power back to the American people and that’s something that I can certainly get behind.”
When Martin Savage asked how Trump is doing, they responded with “fantastic” and “phenomenal”, with Anna saying: “Better that I ever would have dreamt”. To which Savage, somewhat shocked, asks “Really?” And they all answer with a resounding “yes”, with Derrick adding: “He’s doing wonderful. He’s staying on task.”
Savage then asks: “How big an issue, to all of you, is immigration?” Notice how he asks about immigration, not ILLEGAL immigration. As though there was no real difference. Regardless, the panel answers: “Huge.”
Now, THAT, really shocks Savage, who asked: “Really? In Youngstown, Ohio?” As though the issue of ILLEGAL immigration should really only matter to those living in border states. Yes, Mr. Savage, this is an issue that matters to Trump supporters from California to Maine. From Arizona to Washington. From Florida to Alaska. From Texas to North Dakota.
Illegal immigration is something that mostly affects border states, but it’s something that matters to all Trump supporters.
Which is something that the panel makes sure to inform Savage about with them all saying “absolutely”. Rick went further, saying: “And as far as I’m concerned, they’re stealing jobs of rightful citizens.” And Justis added: “I feel like when people come here illegally that’s just very disrespectful. You don’t respect our laws you shouldn’t be able to come here freewheeling like that.”
Which is a very good point that the Left misses. When the Left talks about Trump and illegal immigration, they always play the race card and claim he’s racist for wanting to kick these people out and make sure they stay out. In truth, it’s not about race.
If it were about race, as a Hispanic, I’d be quaking in my boots about the thought of getting deported. If it were about race, I wouldn’t have supported Trump in 2016 and wouldn’t ardently continue supporting him throughout the coming elections. But it’s not about race. It’s about rule of law. Those who break the law are punished. Race has nothing to do with that.
Which is precisely why whenever idiots like Colin Kaepernick claim cops are racist, I can’t help but to cringe. To paraphrase a line from the movie Liar, Liar, STOP BREAKING THE LAW, A**HOLES! People who obey the law tend to not be threatened by the police. That’s something that applies to everyone, regardless of race.
Likewise, those who break the law by coming here illegally deserve the punishment dictated by the statutes. Illegals coming here should be punished. I don’t care if they’re from Mexico, Haiti, or Norway. You come here illegally, you have to be punished.
And thankfully, this is a point that these Youngstown, Ohio citizens understand perfectly well.
Returning to the video, Savage then talks about Trump’s tweets which used to cause Geno to cringe, but they don’t anymore.
“So you don’t cringe anymore because you’ve grown numb to it, or…?”, asked Savage. Geno answered with: “Not at all. I know what he’s done and I’m starting to get an inkling why he uses Twitter in the way he does. Because if all he had to rely on is what people say about him, oh my God, I might not like the guy. I love the job he’s doing.”
In a perfect world, this would help Savage understand why Trump supporters like it when Trump uses Twitter in the manner that he does. But this is not a perfect world, and he’ll probably still think Trump is a crazy man with a Twitter account and his supporters are all mindless sheep reading what the crazy guy is saying and believing every word of it.
The Left claims to not understand why Trump uses Twitter, but even they know why. Because if it was left up to the MSM alone, his support wouldn’t be as much as it is today. That’s why they say that he should stop tweeting so much.
Moving on, Savage talks about the claims made against Trump that he’s a racist. Justis, the minority student, said that she had met Trump at a rally, that he’s not a racist and that he “was just the nicest person and if he was a racist as everyone paints him out to be, he could have just walked right past me and not even said a word.”
Aside from the anecdote about the rally, she basically says what all Trump supporters, regardless of their race, say about him. “He’s not a racist.” “He’s a nice guy”. I don’t know Trump personally, unfortunately, but he seems to be a far nicer and kinder guy than Obama. To Obama’s credit, he was charming, which is why he was as popular as he was. But Trump has a lot of charm as well. The difference is that much of that charm comes DESPITE what the media says about him.
Truth be told, had the media been as tough on Obama as they are on Trump, I doubt he would’ve been even a quarter as charming or popular as he was.
Regardless, we move on with the following topic Savage brings up: the lies. Savage asks: “Do you think he’s a liar?”
Geno answers with: “No. I think he’s falling short on some of his goals. We all do.”
Which is a valid point. At this point in time, we had hoped and expected that tax reform and Obamacare would be things that were taken care of a few months into his presidency and we’d be farther along in Making America Great Again than we are. But we put too much trust in the Republican Establishment and so far, we’ve only managed to bring about tax reform.
Not to take anything away from that achievement in itself, but many of us hoped we’d be farther along by this point in time. Then again, that’s not really something Trump had that much control over. The President, thankfully, doesn’t control Congress. The branches have to work together to get things done. That’s a system that I wouldn’t dream of changing. What I do dream of changing is the jerks in Capitol Hill obstructing the MAGA agenda every chance they get.
But this is not something Trump directly controls. When it comes to things he can directly control, such as the military and influencing the economy, he’s doing fantastic. ISIS is in a worse state at this point than many of us even imagined they’d be. The economy is growing at rates Obama never accomplished. Overall, as the head of the Executive Branch, Trump is doing fantastic.
And even the panel recognizes that the economy is truly booming. While Savage points out that the Youngstown, Ohio economy isn’t booming (no wonder, since they have a Democrat mayor), other places in the country are flourishing. And Rick mentions that small businesses are starting to pick up in the area and that Trump’s tax reform will help the economy in the long-run.
When talking about how the media treats Trump, the panel agrees that the media doesn’t give the President a fair shake.
Wrapping this article up since it’s running a bit long, all I’ll say is that CNN clearly didn’t expect to see DEMOCRAT voters still supporting the Republican President. I can tell Savage was shocked by every answer these people gave him. And that’s something I’m very happy to see.
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