Here’s Why These Obama Voters Elected Trump For President | NowThis


I’m from Pennsylvania. We’re one of the swing states, and At the beginning of Trump’s presidency, We visited several of these voters in they key swing state of Pennsylvania to find out what made them switch. It was my protest to say, ‘People are
suffering here.’ And what they were expecting. If anybody can bring people together, it’s
gonna be him. In the middle of the term, we went back, to find out how they’re feeling now. We got a layoff. We didn’t get called back. None of us. The whole department. I’m very happy with where we’re going. I just feel scared for the future. We first visited our swingers in March 2017, near the beginning of the Trump presidency. Obama was in office eight years and did nothing. Oh, please! Trump’s been in how many now? 100 days and he’s already done 400 billion
things. What has he done? Remind me again? What has he done? We filmed them watching the news and reacting
to issues they described as important to them. That looks good. I’m just gonna take a piece off of it. It was just before sunrise in Palm Beach when
the president took to Twitter to make one of his most stunning accusations ever. Oh, God. I’m really tired of the tweets. He needs to just be the president and just
stop it. Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my wires tapped,’
followed by four more presidential outbursts, taking on President Obama and misspelling
‘tapp’ You have to remember all these people were
planted in the CIA and the FBI by the left, so we’re not talking about people that are
Americans, we’re talking about — Yeah, but they weren’t just hired in the
last year as plants. So you’re brainwashed just like everybody else. There are many ways to surveil each other, microwaves that turn into cameras, etc. This TV’s probably watching us right now.
[laughter] I believe Donald Trump whenever he says he’s
going to bring jobs back. I live in a place where there’s four factories
closed. Tammy lives in Huntingdon County in the middle
of rural Pennsylvania, where Trump won nearly 74% of the vote. The county is 91% white. Huntingdon’s unemployment is higher than the national average. And the median income is over 18% lower. The White House is unveiling President Trump’s first budget proposal slashing the State Department by 28%. Good. But major reductions to Health and Human Services. I think they could cut Health and Human Services
a little bit more than 18%. The cuts would take away $3 billion from community
development block grants. Those grants help fund organizations like
your local Meals on Wheels for the elderly. When I didn’t have it, before I signed up
for it, I wasn’t eating three meals a day. Somebody like that, he should have had a retirement
fund. He should have had a retirement fund? That’s their problem. Like modern Darwinsim. If they can’t fend for themselves, it’s
their fault. There’s a program called the SHINE that’s
in rural counties of Pennsylvania that provides after school educational programs — Avie, you have SHINE at your school, right? Yes. Children who need it most will no longer be provided in those most needy of
communities. These people from low-income places shouldn’t
be allowed to have kids. So the only way these kids can get any — How can you say — Be quiet, just a minute. that they shouldn’t be able to have kids, that’s ridiculous I always voted for liberals. I voted for Obama. But now, they are so, so out of it. I am ashamed that I was once a liberal. Jay lives in Lancaster County in South Eastern PA. It’s a mix of urban and rural areas, that includes Amish and Mennonite communities. It’s 82% white, with a higher than average median income. While the suburban area where Jay lives is largely democratic. Record high voter turnout in rural areas helped Trump win the county by 20 points. My wife Cathy, so she was going to vote for Hillary, I don’t know what she did because I told her I don’t want to know. Please do not tell me or I’ll have to shoot you or something. [laughter] We will build the wall. Don’t even think about it. The wall is an incredibly brilliant symbol. It’s a symbol, I agree. And we’ll be able to see it from space which I like. We need a wall. It’s why the drug addiction is so bad. This is one of the things that it’s important to stop this continual flow of heroin and all this other stuff into our country. You think it’s coming over into people’s pockets? That’s not how it’s getting in the country. People are putting it in their butt cracks and bringing it in, like, come on. Yeah. Do you know, that when these people overdose, They end up on disability. straight to the hospital and we pay for them to revive them. It’s sickening. I voted for Donald Trump because he talked more about
putting Americans first, and I think a lot of us felt left behind as far as jobs and
just rights, and I just didn’t feel the democrats were behind what I believed. Jamie and her family live in Luzerne County
in northeast Pennsylvania, the county is 83% white. Zadie, that’s not your water, that’s Donna’s water. You want some of daddy’s tea? Yes. Here you go. Yes. Jamie has reason to feel left behind. The former coal region has higher unemployment
and lower income than the national average. And unlike most of the nation, it’s seen
a rise in violent crime over the past two decades. Barack Obama won this county both times. But Donald Trump swept it by 20 points. Obamacare is going to be repealed and replaced. I go back and forth with this. There are so many good things to Obamacare,
like my family had Huntington’s disease, a hereditary genetic disease, and up until
Obamacare, I lived my life in fear of any insurance company finding out because they
would drop me. The GOP plan would leave 14 million fewer
people insured by next year. It’s their problem, not mine. Yeah, but you know you’re going to have
to end up paying for it in the long run if they end up having to overuse emergency rooms
and more expensive avenues of health care. And if the federal government tells you that by virtue of existing, you have to have health insurance, that is overreach. That one girl’s totally right because she’s
very intelligent. The rest of them are acting like idiots. Oh, ok. Just because she agrees with you, she’s
intelligent? Cathy, anybody that knows the picture is going
to agree with me, believe me. The only people that are not going to agree
with me are people that are brainwashed, like you. In 2017, these swingers ranged from bold enthusiasm to cautious skepticism. America is with him, the only people that are not with him are the left. You just wait four years from now. We’ll see what happens with the next four years. I really hope that he gets it together because
it doesn’t seem he’s doing what he promised. So how did they respond to what’s happening
in their lives and the news 16 months later, in the middle of Trump’s term. A year and a half ago, I was a case worker for the state of Pennsylvania, and then we got a lay off, we didn’t get called back. None of us, the whole department did not get called back. And we decided to sell the house and move over to our campground. For right now, we’re campin.’ We redid the kitchen here. We had a baby a year ago, so now we’re a
family of five. My older son, who’s got an IQ of about 160,
and he’s going to Penn State now, doing computer science of all things. So a friend of mine, which is Whey Jennings,
Waylon Jenning’s grandson asked me to manage him and we’re doing it. I am feeling satisfied by what he’s gotten
done so far. He’s done things that nobody else has ever
done. I’m still hopeful that things will continue
to get better. It’s like we shook ’em up, you know, we might have a war with Russia. We might have one with Korea. We may have one with China. We may have a trade war that’s gonna change
everything around, so you don’t know, so people have to actually pay attention now. I love that. As with our first visit, we asked our swingers to respond
to several big stories that had been in the news. Our country is doing great, you look at the economy, you look at what’s happening. We have never had an economy like we have right now. We have employment again, people are working, The market is way up. We unleashed an economic miracle by signing the biggest tax cuts in American history. Did you benefit from the tax cut? I haven’t seen anything. I don’t believe it. We have all the crooks on Wall Street manipulating everything that’s going on at all times. So has Trump come down on Wall Street? He’s done the best he’s could. He’s even hired some of their people to find out ways to beat ’em. I’m defending America’s national security by placing tariffs on foreign imports of steel and aluminum. That’s gonna hurt us. Car prices are gonna go up. Corn farmers, they’re scared sh*tless. Markets just tumbled 500 points on the back of a controversial announcement from the US president. He’s made them even more unstable then they usually are and I like that, that’s a great thing. We’ll see where all that instability leads to. In order for the economic system to work, somebody’s gotta hurt. In order for this person to be a billionaire, this person’s gotta sleep in a box. That’s why I don’t believe in the economy altogether really. So how do you like the fact they had people infiltrating our campaign? Of course they were in his campaign. They were in everything. Even if there was collusion, how much collusion
could there be? I think there’s been collusion for a long
time. It’s time to fix it. There was collusion when Obama was hanging
out. It even goes back to John F. Kennedy. Yeah. I mean, there were conspiracies back then. Marilyn Monroe. And even the assassination. They think it’s Russia. I have president Putin. He just said it’s not Russia. Of course he’s gonna deny it. It’s all someone said this, and someone said that. I don’t know what to believe. Senator McCain says today’s press conference in Helsinki was one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory. I wonder if that’s the liberal news. I don’t watch any of the news, the ‘liberal
media.’ You watch Fox News. I really get my news from a lot of internet
stuff, reddit and things like that. And there’s nothing on the internet that’s not true. I get all my news online. You take it all in, and you make your own
mind. That’s exactly what I do, Dan. I have to see it all, the two extremes. I gotta watch Fox and CNN. I have put in place a zero-tolerance policy
for illegal entry. If you are smuggling a child, then we will
prosecute you, and that child may be separated from you. Sounds good to me. It’s a little harsh, but hey, I’m not
going over there without any paperwork. You can’t take away their kids and take them away from them and sh*t. I mean it’s just a huge mess. A lot of the women were
fleeing from domestic violence, from drugs, and from gangs. Jesse and I, when we lived in Wilkes-Barre,
we saw drugs, we saw shootings. I don’t see anybody cutting me a check to
get out of there. This is a big yelling point by the liberals
that we’re being so mean to these poor Mexicans that want to come across illegally and bring
drugs. Here’s how I have to look at this. I’m at my house with kids, and outside’s a whole bunch of dogs. Cute, sweet dogs, but one of them’s sick, and could bite one of my children. Do I hold on for a second and find out which one it is that’s sick? Or do I just bring them in anyway and take a chance on the kid getting bit and killed. America is not a lifeboat. And if it is, how many people before the whole thing sinks? The other factor is the companies that rely
on that labor for keeping their costs down, too. So are people going to be able to pay $3 for
a pepper? So you think that illegal aliens should be allowed
to come in just ‘cause they’re cheap labor. No, I don’t. You know, who is paying these people to hop on a train
in central America and ride the whole way up? Somebody is behind this. What about people that actually come in, and
once they’re here they try to change who we are? Do you realize, we’re totally going to be a Mexican or Latin American country? Under the globalist mantra. They want to bring in everybody and dilute
what our country is. That’s kind of what our country was to begin with, man. I mean, we’re a country of multi nationalities. Every country in the world, we have citizens from there. People are people. We’ve been hearing about the disaster of Obamacare for so long. Obamacare set us about ten years behind on
being able to do anything about this stuff. No, that’s not true no. Oh yes it is. No, it’s not true. Since President Trump has been elected, multiple insurance executives have said that the uncertainty he’s injected in the market has caused them to raise prices. Insurance companies are the biggest financial rapers that you will ever find. Holy moly! They’re still working on her bill from when she was born. The insurance company — yeah you. This administration has said we are going to side with the state of Texas to undo the protections for people with pre-existing conditions. What should government do about it? They should say that you cannot do that, you can’t take that away. It should be one set plan that everybody should
have availability to. Two years into the Trump presidency, the swingers who felt most optimistic, haven’t lost their enthusiasm. I’m thrilled with the direction our country is going. if you have chaos, then you will get change. And I’m loving where we are going with America. Trump is coming in and saying ‘woah I don’t know what has happened in the past 8 years here but, I gotta get sh*t out. I gotta straighten things up.’ And the ones with the biggest doubts, haven’t had them set at ease. I don’t trust him 100%. And you shouldn’t. So I’m like, where’s he gonna go today? Everything that Trump does isn’t, you know, wonderful, exciting, gospel to me. You pick what you like and you leave what you don’t. We’re only half way through this administration. So we’ll see where it all ends up. The whole presidency has been a TV show. I mean it’s a soap opera. It is a soap opera. It’s a soap opera. It’s a reality TV show. It does actually get you fired up, you know, it really does. Knowing what you know now, would you or would you not have voted for him back in 2016? Yes. [laughter] I’m a swinger.

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  1. Everyone has different opinions all respect to Trump supporters and other pass president supporters

  2. Jay watches to much Fox News!! He's just as nuts as Trump. I feel sorry for Cathy. I don't know how she puts up with him.

  3. Lmao we need a WALL! But everybody is dying from whats in the doctors office. Jay= typical racist/ Cade= typical spoiled whiteboy still living at home after 18

  4. Most immigrants come to The U.S to live a better life but American citizens feel like immigrants come to sell drugs and cause shootings but mostly white kids do that idiotic stuff.

  5. What I cannot understand…the people who claim they voted for Trump becasue they THOUGHT he would out America first…are they blind? Did he put his family first when he was cheating an not one but ALL of his wives? Did he put his investors first when waled away from failed deals and . they lost MILLIONS? Did he put the people who worked for him…like in the resort…who he STILL owes money to first? trump is the devil! They voted for a man who has BENEFITTED from jobs going over seas…look at the clothes he wears and look where his merchandise is made. LOL. he is a lying and walking contradiction. Ask Harley DAvidson about him bringing jobs back. What were they doing voting for him????

  6. 3:30 I get where he's coming from. If you're poor and can't afford basic necessities for yourself, bring life into this world, where tbh is centered around money, is selfish and stupid. So I wouldn't say shouldnt be allowed, but more so just shouldn't out of principle have children. Because the tax paying individuals are the ones who have to pay for them. And the son saying that old dude shouldve had an IRA is 100% correct. Don't get old and have nothing, feeding yourself is your responsibility and its so basic, you should invest to ensure you are comfortable when you no longer can invest. Can't pity everyone and accept everything. OAN the edit on this was 100% intentional

  7. And I like how the old guy calls the lady on the view “girl” That show is a panel full of grown women?!?!

  8. ok let me just say something about the immigration. lets say you live in mexico and you are 9 and a half months pregnant. you make very little money. you think our 8 dollars an hour is less, try making 5-7 dollars a day working 8 hours. Americans are not thinking about the effects that what trumps is doing. its selfish. Anyway you only make that little money. would you want your child to have a better life, to become maybe the next best lawyer, live in a beautiful house with plenty of money to help homeless. Or will we continue to be dumb, sorry to say, and take away children from the parents. now imagine that this is YOUR CHILD. go back to 11:00

  9. 10:55 oh if that lady thinks Fox and CNN are two extreme she ain’t seeing the whole picture and I’m not talking about stuff like The Humanist Report either.

  10. Both political parties are the same no deference in any thing never any change that’s the game hahahahaha hahahahaha and the people think the vote means anything hahahahaha the nominees are already pick way before primary’s and the president is already picked before the primary’s the dems and the repubs are the same it’s been rigged along time ago! What a allusion of democracy and freedom!! I guess it’s true you hear a lie a million times and you start to believe the lie hahahahaha

  11. If you cant support yourself ( or can barley support yourself ) than you shouldnt have kids, as far as the Retired old man ( who doesnt look like he missed any meals ) should have planned better for the future.

  12. Obamacare was a get rich scam for the Obama's

    you cannot force people to buy healthcare while giving free health care to people who refuse to work

  13. I benefited from the tax cut I actually got money back and no last year I only made 23k. I made less than that when Obama was in office and I ended up owing.

  14. I'll never understand why people keep blindly following him!! Even some of the Trump supporters in this clip pointed out the damage he's done, yet they still support him. Towards the end that young lady was mortified about Obamacare going away, yet she supports Trump for 2020…… STUPID!!!!

  15. Really shows how dumb these white trump supporters are they will believe anything this president and fox news tells them

  16. His son has probably failed out of college by now. The one woman who lost her job is having an affair with mr. cowboy hat. Maybe he can turn her around.

  17. The WALL won't stop drugs getting into United States what bunch of idiots if Drug dealers want to bring any Drugs into the USA … They will your only delaying the inability. That old man who days people are brainwashed is actually a Sheep Trumptard himself

  18. Fellow pennsylvanians I grew up in Pennsylvania in Montour county I am a was a fourth generation business owner in the garment business . My father and mother built of there business to the point where the did most aspects of male any garment. The had several factories and many many employees and gave work to many smaller sewing factories and such in the garment business. We made 60 percent of Spalding hang down shorts the percentage they legally had to have made in America by our laws back then. They had built a multimillion dollar business making garments for Disney looney tunes and others plus garment for the United states Army and many sports teams and colleges. In.less then 6 months our government and president made their business worth nothing. All their equipment was hired as trash and had no value. My parents held on as long as they could to keep their employees in a job and like I stated they are stabbed by our government our representatives. A business that took over 25 years to expand and grow to successful strong business that was able to give their employees two full paid weeks a year off gift them a Turkey every Thanksgiving and christmas . They had several hundred plus employees.Also coffee and water was available for all employees. Their business along with all others in the garment business were erased from existance in Pennsylvania and nothing there to replace those jobs lost

  19. When Babe Ruth tried to talk his way into managing the Yankees the owner said to him, how can you manage thirty men when you can't manage yourself? This can be said in spades for Trump.

  20. It's sad to see such a beautiful country and people turn crazy and divided to the point that they don't see the other side as humans anymore. the things that the old man says are filled with hate and distrust. he feels hurt, but hurting others won't help him. just sad to watch a country that i liked so much turn out like this

  21. i voted dem but .. after 8years of obama.. the nation had not chnaged one bit from bush.. romney care.. bush tax cuts.. police state.. prison state, pot sill illegal, wealth inequity WORSE, corporate welfare, obama killed single payer.. summary executions.. whistle blower persecution.. one after the other.. obama stuck a knife in our backs.. our vote for dems came back to eff us. that and the criminal traitor clinton had nothing but praise for obama.. regime change wars.. obama changed nothing.. his mightiest feat (in the wrong direction.) is he personally restored to viability the republican party which bush left utterly destroyed. obama brought it back to life by not changing a darn thing.. our votes for obama did NOTHING.. he robbed us and this country of 8 years. so the ONLY chance of change .. was trump.. dem establishment is hopelessly corrupt.. biden WROTE THE PATRIOT ACT!

  22. I’ve never been more ashamed to be from Pennsylvania. Please don’t judge us by these people. They are a small sample. They were part of a disturbing trend that stems from change and fear which affected people all over the country. There are lots of people who are not easily swayed by lies and fear-mongering. There are lots of people who see things as they are and probably made the “right” decision in 2016. Like the mother of that one family. Please don’t judge our entire state too harshly.

  23. The Irony that they chose the most ignorant & gullible middle class to cause conflict with each other & it all looks scripted.

    However … Legal Immigration is plausible when coming in LEGALLY, there were always stipulations. Disease, records, etc …

    The undocumented illegal aliens were abusing our system & some after 20 years still!

    Yet these voters will continue to vote for TRUMP & probably his sons too. Patriotism is what the real American is about & those that love America will not make the mistake of voting socially conditioned (race baiting) BS like Obama as a democrat, anymore! Not for Hillary (The Woman's Card) not for Harris Racial & Woman's card), not Booker (a beta like Beto), Biden (Fake Stimulus & a little girl sniffing issue), none of them because their past record has not held up! Unless ya count the puppet strings Obama had that lured the black vote that's gone Trump now. All because he was not a true politician that is a successful CEO that understands economics.

  24. Wow you’re Donald Trump is taking away all your food stamps and your medical so good luck on that you voted for this clown and you got them.ha ha ha ha dumbass!!!!

  25. Mothers are bringing their child because America is supposedly a great environment for her child so because all she wants is what’s better for her child

  26. Who doesn't love listening to fat, old, white people talk about "those immigrants" coming to "our country"? Because, you know, North America didn't have anyone in it before Europeans came here.

  27. They are really dumb especially the old dude, he is freaking dumb like an acorn… For believing that Trump did so many things in the first 100 days of his presidency

  28. The part where they said that the whole president has been a soap opera/reality tv show, I am concerned that they see nothing wrong with that. Like we really just have a reality tv star as President. Other countries are probably watching us like we’re a joke, their entertainment, and rightfully so. (S.N: I don’t know how Kathy do it, and I’m convinced her son is appealing to the father to gain masculinity points or so the dad can be proud of him cause it’s crazy how they ganged up against her. She is a physical therapist and sounds very educated compared to her husband, hope that marriage doesn’t suffocate her)

  29. What was the reason for showing this? Creating it?
    Only the physical therapist seems to have intelligent thought!

  30. I feel my iq melting away watching this, not ragging on these folks, their ordinary citizens like me, but they all seem highly gullible.

  31. Awww you tired of the TWEETS girl?? Then why did you vote for Trump!!! I hope you enjoy this nonsense YOU got us ALL into for your poor choice of leader

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