Trump loyalists pay little heed to revelations rocking DC – A Quinnipiac University poll showed that 61 percent of those in the United States believe Trump is dishonest. Wall Street soured on the new administration — for a day at least — as the stock market on Wednesday had its worst day of the Trump presidency. And in Washington, some Democrats raised the prospect of impeachment amid reports that Trump asked Comey to end the investigation of Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn.
Yet there was little evidence of significant cracks among Trump’s most passionate supporters.
In Denison, Iowa, 60-year-old Mark Feller said he would support Trump’s 2020 re-election without question, despite concerns over what Feller described as chaos in the Oval Office. The furniture dealer doesn’t believe reports that the president asked Comey to back off his investigation before firing him.
“If it were true, it would bother me. But I don’t think it’s true,” Feller said.
In a rural area outside Des Moines, Iowa, John Strathman said he would give Trump a passing, albeit unimpressive, grade at the four-month mark in his presidency. He would like see Trump become “more polished at the art of politics.” But the 65-year-old retired Defense Department employee’s decision on whether to continue supporting Trump has little to do with the Russia scandal riling Washington.
He wants to see Trump follow through on his conservative policy promises.
“If he doesn’t govern like a conservative and looks more like a Democrat, then I’ll have to re-evaluate,” Strathman said.