This is hilarious. You definitely get the sense that CBS News brought on these Trump supporters hoping they had turned on Trump. But they haven’t!
Here’s the story:
“I think for myself”: Trump voters voice their support despite Charlottesville comments
With the president under fire for remarks about Charlottesville, CBS News checked in with some Republicans who voted for him. Janelle Jones, Ellen Diehl and Lucretia Hughes say their support for President Trump has not lessened.
“I don’t look at him as my pastor or my moral leader,” said Jones. “I look at him as the leader as it relates to governmental issues.”
“We are not looking for somebody charming,” Diehl said. “We are looking for a man who knows how to turn things around and he’s got a track record of turning things around.”
When she saw the violence in Charlottesville, Diehl said, for her, “it wasn’t necessarily a complete black-white issue. But I think the media is turning it into a black-white issue. It’s definitely a left-right issue. But its left fringe and right fringe.”
As for the Confederate monuments, Hughes said they are “history.”
“I wasn’t born back then you wasn’t either,” Hughes said. “So why is that affecting us? If anything we should grow and learn from it. Just like Martin Luther King said, you don’t judge people by the color of their skin. You base that on their character.”
Watch this clip:
— DefendingtheUSA (@DefendingtheUSA) August 17, 2017
Good for them!