Mark Zimmerman, the chief operating officer at Pennsylvania-based trucking company Zimmerman Truck Lines, admits he’s getting hurt by President Donald Trump’s trade war — but he still plans on voting for Trump in 2020 no matter what.
In an interview with CNN, Zimmerman admitted that his business is “a challenge” and that “every day we come to work is a fight.” Part of the reason it’s so challenging, explained CNN’s Bill Weir, is that Trump’s trade war has resulted in fewer imports coming into the United States, which means less demand for trucking services.
“Industry data shows that the rates trucking companies charge are down as much as 17 percent,” Weir noted.
Zimmerman also told Weir that his business’s revenue is down 8 percent from last year.
Nonetheless, when asked by Weir whom he’d vote for in 2020, Zimmerman didn’t hesitate.
“I am 100 percent certain I’m voting for President Trump in 2020,” he said.
At the end of his segment, Weir took a guess as to why Trump supporters like Zimmerman are standing by him even as he hurts them financially.
“They don’t see him as failing,” he said. “They see him as fighting for them.”
Watch the video below.
‘Major jealousy’: CNN panel of black voters tear Trump apart for continued Obama obsession
CNN on Monday hosted a panel of black voters from South Carolina to discuss the 2020 Democratic primary, but the conversation quickly derailed into a discussion of their mutual dislike for President Donald Trump.
During the discussion, CNN's Alisyn Camerota asked them if they were surprised that Trump kept bringing up Obama during his campaign rallies and in his tweets.
"There is a major jealousy there!" said South Carolina Democrat Alex Belk.
Democrat Vanity Deterville went so far as to say that Trump's election in 2016 was a "whitelash" against the country's first black president, and she accused the current president of using "emblazoned racism" to get himself elected.
‘Wrong about the law, wrong about history’: CNN’s Berman levels Dershowitz for bogus Trump defense
CNN "New Day" host John Berman came right out and attacked attorney Alan Dershowitz for his arguments over why Donald Trump can't be ousted from office, flatly stating that former Harvard Law professor is "wrong."
After sharing "State of the Union" clips of Dershowitz attempting to make his case on Sunday, the CNN host made his own case.
"Alan Dershowitz is wrong," he began. "Professor Dershowitz is wrong about the law and wrong about the history here. Presidents have been impeached and tried for things that are not crimes. Judges have been impeached and tried for things that are not crimes, including drunkenness, by the way, which is not a crime."
There’s one area where Trump and the ‘deep state’ are in lockstep
It’s a paradox of impeachment politics.
As President Trump faces charges of high crimes and misdemeanors in Congress, he denounces the alleged “deep state” cabal out to get him. His campaign is running a powerful online ad about the supposed conspiracy. It features footage of former CIA director John Brennan and former acting director John McLaughlin at a recent event in Washington. I had a memorable encounter with Brennan at the event, so I know what he’s talking about. No one has demonized the CIA leadership more effectively than Trump.