Donald Trump’s national approval rating is less than 40%, but there are still parts of the country that think he is doing great things. Butler County, Nebraska, where almost 80% of residents voted for Trump.
“You won’t find much buyer’s remorse around here,” Mayor Alan Zavodny of David City, the county seat for Butler, told CNN.
Bob Higler, an alfalfa farmer says “I’m really impressed with all of the things that (Trump’s) accomplished,” the 72-year-old farmer said. “Energy security is one of his big things, and that’s what this is all about.”
But when the people of David City were asked why they still support the president despite that he hasn’t had a single legislative victory, they quickly blamed others.
“He hasn’t had the accomplishments because he hasn’t had the cooperation of the majority in Congress, and they need to get on board with him,” said John Svec, a high school government teacher.
“Barack Hussein Obama does not support Donald Trump,” Republicans aren’t getting much love here either. “That’s what many of them were elected for. Change health care, get something done for immigration and taxes,” added Svec. “I just wish they would be able to get together and be statesmen and legislators and get done what’s good for the country.”
And when CNN asked about Russia, the citizens called the alleged collusion “small diddly stuff,” and echoed the president by calling it fake news. They still believe that Donald Trump Jr.’s son met with a Kremlin attorney to discuss adoption, even though the White House admitted that statement was false.
“Did (Russia) purposefully change any votes?” Svec asked CNN. “They may have changed some minds but did they change any votes? I don’t think that they did. It’s not something that’s a concern of mine.”
Across US, president Trump has a 52% approval rating, tied with Tennessee, according to a recent Gallup poll.