Nearly halfway through President’s Donald Trump’s term, a CNN reporter went to Pennsylvania to ask Democrats who voted for Trump what their thoughts were now — and it didn’t go as planned.
When CNN reporter Jason Carroll went to Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, he interviewed three independents, three Democrats, and one Republican.
Registered Democrat Anne Marie Lenahan voted for Trump and said she still supports him.
She told CNN that she forgives President Trump for his alleged affairs with adult film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal because the economy has improved.
Lenahan added that she didn’t think it would be good if President Trump did direct the use campaign funds to pay off the two women — but based on his performance so far in office, she’d “still vote for him again.”
Watch the full interview below:
Luzerne County supported former President Barack Obama then flipped for Trump during the 2016 presidential election.
Pennsylvania flipped its vote from previous years:
- 1988 — George H.W. Bush (Republican)
- 1992 — Bill Clinton (Democrat)
- 1996 — Bill Clinton (Democrat)
- 2000 — Al Gore (Democrat)
- 2004 — John Kerry (Democrat)
- 2008 — Obama (Democrat)
- 2012 — Obama (Democrat)
- 2016 — Trump (Republican)
Registered Democrats Eileen and Richard Sorokas, who voted for Obama twice, said in the interview they are thrilled for the booming Trump economy.
Weeks after President Trump’s inauguration, Richard Sorokas told CNN, “We gotta get the politically correct things out of here, and get a businessman and get this country straightened out. Get the deficit down.”
“Our retirement is in the stock market, and the stock market has been growing for quite a while now. So I’m sort of happy with what’s happening with the economy,” Richard Sorokas said.Win McNamee/Getty Images
The couple added that the drama surrounding former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is a media-driven “sideshow.”
Prior to Trump, the last time Pennsylvania supported a Republican nominee was in 1988 for George H.W. Bush.