The clouds parted, the sun rays shone down and a chorus of angels sang the holy name of Donald Trump. At least that’s how his supporters see it.
According to a series of interviews from CNN, one Trump supporter believes that The Donald has “the character of God,” despite bragging about groping women and facing a federal lawsuit in December over the alleged rape of an underage girl. Wisconsin Trump voter Debbie Shields explained he is a “loving compassionate father,” who “God chose for a time as this.” She thinks the whole sexual assault thing is being blown out of proportion by a sensationalist media.
Another Wisconsin supporter, who is identified only as Shirley, explained that Democrats “have no issues that they can win on, so all they can do is try to pick on Trump and his character.”
Sue Rasmussen agrees, explaining that we all falter in the expectations of God a few times. “So, we’ve all missed the mark,” she said of the 12-plus times Trump allegedly sexually assaulted someone.
“He’s not perfect,” said former Ben Carson supporter Ron Lovelin. “I’m not looking for perfect. I’m looking for someone to save this country.”
Paul Robertson admitted that it bothered him to hear Trump talk about grabbing women by the genitalia on the “Access Hollywood” bus in 2005, but it isn’t changing his support. “Is it a deal breaker? No,” he explained. Trump’s business chops are what the country needs, according to Robertson.
“I think those women need to grow a set,” Wisconsin voter Carol Robertson said of the women who have come forward to accuse Trump and endured threats from his supporters. “You know, it’s been a lot of years. Get over it,” she advised the women who say they were sexually assaulted.
Trump supporters also made news last week, when one was interviewed by “Face the Nation” and admitted that “Make America Great Again” meant that we would return to a time of no abortions and no homosexuals.
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"Donald Trump really has the character of God" — Trump supporters defend their candidate and his character https://t.co/uFfz8diqmB
— New Day (@NewDay) November 2, 2016
Vietnamese women strive to clear war-era mines
Inching across a field littered with Vietnam war-era bombs, Ngoc leads an all-women demining team clearing unexploded ordnance that has killed tens of thousands of people -- including her uncle.
"He died in an explosion. I was haunted by memories of him," Le Thi Bich Ngoc tells AFP as she oversees the controlled detonation of a cluster bomb found in a sealed-off site in central Quang Tri province.
More than 6.1 million hectares of land in Vietnam remain blanketed by unexploded munitions -- mainly dropped by US bombers -- decades after the war ended in 1975.
At least 40,000 Vietnamese have since died in related accidents. Victims are often farmers who accidentally trigger explosions, people salvaging scrap metal, or children who mistake bomblets for toys.
Chief Justice John Roberts issues New Year’s Eve warning to stand up for democracy
"In our age, when social media can instantly spread rumor and false information on a grand scale, the public's need to understand our government, and the protections it provides, is ever more vital," he wrote. "We should celebrate our strong and independent judiciary, a key source of national unity and stability."
Trump’s next 100 days will dictate whether he can be re-elected or not — here’s why
According to CNN pollster-in-residence Harry Enten, Donald Trump's next 100 days -- which could include an impeachment trial in the Senate -- will hold the key to whether he will remain president in 2020.
As Eten explains in a column for CNN, "His [Trump's] approval rating has been consistently low during his first term. Yet his supporters could always point out that approval ratings before an election year have not historically been correlated with reelection success. But by mid-March of an election year, approval ratings, though, become more predictive. Presidents with low approval ratings in mid-March of an election year tend to lose, while those with strong approval ratings tend to win in blowouts and those with middling approval ratings usually win by small margins."