Although polls have consistently shown that President Donald Trump’s supporters are fanatically loyal, one Trump voter told CNN on Monday that he would not support the president again if he knew last year what he knows now.
During a CNN panel of Trump voters, a man named Scott McCommons said that he thought Trump’s first 100 days were a “disaster,” and he said he regretted his vote for the president in November.
“He’s got enough time to get on Twitter, and rant and rave, and on top of that lie on Twitter,” he said. “I voted for the man to make America great again, and I’m willing to give him a chance, but he’s not doing what I thought.”
McCommons, in particular, found himself put off by Trump’s efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which he said showed someone who didn’t know how to negotiate with Congress.
“I expected him to work a little harder [on health care],” he said. “Be a little more reasonable instead of threatening people. That’s unpresidential. I voted to send him to Washington strictly because I thought he would make change, nobody would push him around. He’s used his power against people, I think that’s wrong — it’s been a disaster, I think, in the first 100 days.”
Watch the whole segment below.
World’s oldest artwork uncovered in Indonesian cave: study
An Indonesian cave painting that depicts a prehistoric hunting scene could be the world's oldest figurative artwork dating back nearly 44,000 years, a discovery that points to an advanced artistic culture, according to new research.
Spotted two years ago on the island of Sulawesi, the 4.5 metre (13 foot) wide painting features wild animals being chased by half-human hunters wielding what appear to be spears and ropes, said the study published in the journal Nature on Wednesday.
Using dating technology, the team at Australia's Griffith University said it had confirmed that the limestone cave painting dated back at least 43,900 years during the Upper Palaeolithic period.
New Zealand military set for risky mission to retrieve bodies from volcano
New Zealand's military will embark on a risky dawn mission to retrieve eight bodies from the still-active White Island volcano, officials said Thursday, as pressure from distraught victims' families mounted.
Teams will move in "shortly after first light" on Friday, deputy police commissioner Mike Clement said, despite volcanologists warning that the chances of another significant eruption in the next 24 hours had risen to 50-60 percent.
"They will go on to the island and they will make every effort to recover all of the bodies" and transport them to military frigate HMNZS Wellington anchored off the coast, he said.
Authorities stop short of dubbing US kosher deli attack anti-Semitic
US authorities held back Wednesday from characterizing a firefight that left six people including two suspects dead in a New York suburb as motivated by anti-Semitism, as the local mayor confirmed the assailants targeted a kosher grocery store.
On Tuesday two shooters -- one of them female -- stormed the deli in Jersey City, across the river from lower Manhattan, killing two customers and a cashier before they died in a hail of police gunfire.