There’s no blue wave to be found in this one New York City borough as an NBC reporter discovered.
NBC News correspondent Jacob Soboroff checked on the blue versus red wave in a “Today” show segment Wednesday as he spoke with customers in a ShopRite store in Staten Island, a borough that is a bastion of conservatism in an otherwise very liberal city.
Soboroff accompanied Rep. Dan Donovan who invited the reporter to the local grocery store where, he said, “you really find out what’s on people’s minds.”
And what was on the minds of shoppers in the district may have been unexpected by the reporter as one after another praised President Donald Trump and his policies.
One particularly entertaining woman, who was identified only as Jenny, explained her T-shirt to the NBC reporter when he asked her what it said.
“What does it say there?” Soboroff asked after Donovan shook her hand.”‘Stand for the flag, kneel for cross?’”
“Absolutely,” she said. “And if you don’t like it, go to Venezuela.”
Soboroff and Donovan broke into laughter.
“If you want me to come around and campaign for you, I most certainly will,” she told Donovan.
The Republican congressman who was elected in 2015 represents New York’s 11th congressional district which, Soboroff pointed out in the segment, overwhelmingly voted for Trump in the 2016 election.
Women at a deli counter responded to Soboroff’s question about what kind of things will be on their minds in the upcoming election.
“Supporting my president,” the employee behind the counter said.
“Same thing,” agreed a woman shopping. “I love Donald Trump. He’s great.”
The employee added that after the contentious confirmation hearings for Justice Brett Kavanaugh, many voters in the area – including Democrats – were “outraged.”
“So many women that work here were outraged by that,” she said.
“Really?” Soboroff asked, surprised.
“The way he was treated. Just the treatment,” she said, referring to the smear campaign and attacks by Democrats against the then-Supreme Court nominee as he faced multiple allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct.
She elaborated on what she would like to see from her congressman with a list that would raise liberal eyebrows.
“I would love to see a wall built, I would love to see his agenda move forward,” she added.
Viewers reacted to the video on Twitter, which labeled it as “sensitive material” and applauded the “reality check” delivered by women supporting Trump.
Twitter is marking this video as sensitive content. What a joke
— Credibly Accused (@WhiteNitmarePt2) October 17, 2018
NBC reporter gets a reality check by PRO TRUMP women voters in a democrat district in New York.
I can not explain to you the enjoyment I get filled with when liberal reporters talk to real patriots who support our President. Democrats better watch out, I don’t see a blue wave. pic.twitter.com/4cqtg84LHL
— Mike (@mike_Zollo) October 17, 2018
Thank God a few in New York have some sense. #toomanyliberals
— Karen Duncan (@kduncan251) October 17, 2018
When reporters go into the places real American live they find the truth everywhere they look. Middle Aged White American women LOVE #Trump vote for his agenda because it is their agenda-not because their husband tells them to.
— GreatAwakening ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@TwitNiche) October 17, 2018
So good to see real people telling the truth for a change and not screaming obscenities and using violence and fear mongering to silence true Americans. The Dems just don’t get it and, if they do, they don’t care!
— ? MacMiMi ? (@MacMimi61) October 17, 2018
Well that lifted my sagging spirit. Thank you much !
— Doc Bland (@_DocBland) October 17, 2018
THIS IS TRUE AMERICANS SPEAKING! NO ONE UTTERED A SINGLE HATE RESPONSE TOWARDS ANY DEMOLIBS! JUST LOVE FOR THEIR POTUS N COUNTRY! GOD BLESS AMERICA VOTE RED!
— orsosartiptr (@orsosartiptr) October 17, 2018
God Bless these women. They love their country and their President and I love them!!!!
— Woody the Deplorable (@LedZepFan66) October 17, 2018
- Cuomo pushes private businesses in NY to run ‘a vaccine-only establishment’ - August 2, 2021
- Texas rancher on hook for $60k in damage from migrants: ‘Sad day where we have to force president to act’ - August 2, 2021
- Jordan rips ‘political nature’ of Pelosi’s Jan. 6 commission, which has no interest in her role in lax security - August 2, 2021