Supporters of President Donald Trump shared their opinions on what his priorities should be on Jan. 20.
The supporters were in Washington, D.C. for the inauguration when Mother Jones interviewed them. Their top concern was keeping immigrants out of the U.S.:
The first thing I think is we need to secure our nation’s borders.
We gotta secure the borders, man, you gotta secure the borders.
I hope he starts working on immigration reform.
We need to know who is coming into our country. We are a sovereign nation, and people need to respect that.
Getting America back on track.
Getting the values back in order.
Trump supporters also cited Trump’s past successes, such as his family and businesses.
Trump has had five children with three wives, and his companies have filed for bankruptcy “six times, four times within two years in the 1990s, once more in 2004 and once more in 2009,” noted PolitiFact in June 2016.
The Trump supporters had positive things to say about Trump’s alleged ties to Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has a long history of human rights violations:
I’m not 100 percent comfortable with that, but I don’t think Vladimir Putin is the worst person on Earth. Maybe he can get a Cabinet post, I don’t know.
I have no problem with Russia, honestly, I’m pretty excited to see how that all works out. I don’t believe anything you kinda see on the media where he’s gonna be caving to Putin.
I think the details have to come out about what was hacked, who did the hacking.
Him and Putin, there are similarities there, and a lot of people see that as a bad thing. But I mean, I don’t know, I’m pretty excited for it.
On a lighter note, Reuters asked Trump supporters how they felt about their “Make America Great Again” hats, which cost between $25 and $30, being made in foreign countries.
“Oh God, I hope it’s not made in China,” Abby Young said, as she checked her hat. “China! Don’t tell anyone!”
“I don’t know where it was made actually,” Alyssa Young replied. “Let me check. Oh no. It’s made in Vietnam!”
Twelve-year-old Andrew Scott checked his hat: “Banglakesh?”
Scott’s dad corrected him: “You mean ‘Bangladesh.'”
Sources: Mother Jones, PolitFact, Reuters / Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr