A man who voted for President Donald Trump in 2016 told C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” on Friday that he is experiencing significant regrets — and he says he’s open to backing Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in the 2020 race.
During a discussion about whether Trump deserves to be challenged by another Republican in the 2020 primary race, a man from North Carolina called in to admit that voting for Trump in 2016 was a big mistake that he doesn’t intend to repeat.
“For the last election, I trusted Trump,” he said. “I thought he is — he was going to throw a monkey wrench into the elite establishment and make America great again.”
However, the man then told C-SPAN that he’s seen a big gap between the president’s promises and reality.
“He lied,” the man said. “I am no better off. My friends who are regular workers are no better off. The Midwest… no better off. This year, if I don’t have someone to challenge him on the outside, I am voting for Bernie because he makes the most sense.”
The man went on to explain that he liked what Sanders has been saying about tackling prescription drug costs, which Trump promised to handle in 2016 but has so far failed to do.
Watch the video below.
Jon Stewart blasts ‘abomination’ of Rand Paul trying to ‘balance the budget on the backs of’ 9/11 responders
On Wednesday's edition of Fox News' "Special Report," comedian and activist Jon Stewart slammed Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) for blocking unanimous consent for a bill to support health care for 9/11 first responders.
"Pardon me if I'm not impressed in any way by Rand Paul's fiscal responsibility virtue signaling," said Stewart to anchor Bret Baier, who appeared on the show with first responder and activist John Feal.
He added that Paul's complaint, that the bill was unfunded, rings hollow given that he "added hundreds of billions of dollars to our deficit" with the GOP tax cuts for billionaires. He castigated Paul for trying to "balance the budget on the backs of the 9/11 first responder community."
Trump supporters chant ‘send her back’ as president hurls racially-charged accusations at Rep. Omar
At a rally in Greenville, North Carolina, President Donald Trump went through a series of things he said Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) had said that he deemed anti-American. He said that she belittled 9/11, along with a slew of other accusations that were racially charged.
One-by-one, his rally supporters booed each thing he claimed she did or said. Then the booing turned into a chant: "Send her back! Send her back!"
Omar is an immigrant from Somalia who emigrated along with her parents when she was just 12 years old. Her family claimed asylum from their war-torn country.
Trump said on Twitter that he believed she, along with three other Congresswomen of color, should be sent back to the countries they're from. Trump's campaign and Republicans proceeded to spend the days that followed claiming that Trump simply wanted them to leave the U.S. if they didn't like it so much.
Republicans will never say that racism is ‘racism’ — basically because they’re racist
Is there any expression of racism that Republicans will actually admit is racism? It's a question on a lot of progressive minds in the wake of Donald Trump demonizing female congresswomen of color with the "go back" canard that white nationalists and other assorted racists have long used to abuse anyone with heritage they dislike, whether that heritage is Jewish, Irish, Italian, African, Latin American or Muslim. Telling someone to "go back" is, in the ranks of racist statements, right up there with calling a person the N-word or some other rank slur. Yet, there still appears to be resistance among Republicans to admitting that is racism, which leads many on the left to wonder: If this doesn't count, then what could possibly count?