The hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” were completely shocked Thursday — and even looked a little green — after hearing the articulate responses from a focus group on why they support Donald Trump for president.
Despite Trump’s status as a billionaire businessman and celebrity, New Hampshire Republican voters said they see Trump’s brazen honesty as a refreshing change.
“He’s one of us,” said one voter. “He speaks the truth, he doesn’t care what people think.”
Other members of the group characterized Trump as “unchoreographed,” “honest,” and “rough.”
They agreed that Trump stands out among a long list of establishment types.
“Trump is a threat,” said one man. “Because he doesn’t fit in the same box as all the other Republicans.”
The panel host asked group members if they were offended by Trump calling some illegal immigrants, “rapists” and “murderers.”
“It didn’t bother me,” several simultaneously said.
The voters talked about “common sense” in regards to securing the border. They also viewed Trump’s enormous success as an attribute.
“I want to be a billionaire,” said one man.
Another added, “How can I begrudge the guy? He worked hard.”
They thought Trump’s business acumen makes him suited to reverse the nation’s debt spiral. And one described a possible Trump presidency as “one of hope.”
That was about all it took to nearly knock MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough off their chairs.
“Wow, wow, wow,” Scarborough repeatedly said.
“This, is incredible,” an obviously stunned Brzezinski added.
The two lamented over the “mysterious” Trump support, when Scarborough hit on something.
“You know what, [Trump’s] pissed off,” he said.
And that right there, makes him “one of us.”
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