2016 Trump Voter Calls In to C-SPAN to Savagely Explain to Trump Spokeswoman Why She Won't Vote for Him Again
Throughout the 2016 campaign, President Donald Trump painted a bleak picture of the United States that only he could fix.
Citing his experience as a businessman and dismissing his antics as something that would cease once he felt the solemnity of the Oval Office, millions of people cast their votes for Donald Trump, clenching for him an electoral college victory and subsequently the presidency.
That was nearly four years ago, and with Trump's first term almost complete, some of his 2016 voters have come to regret casting their ballot for him.
On Sunday, one of these voters called in to C-SPAN to let GOP National Spokesperson Liz Harrington know that she wouldn't be voting for Trump again in 2020.
The caller, who went by Rosie Ann, said:
"I feel right now that this young lady, Elizabeth, isn't strong enough and knows enough to defend a Republican Party...I did vote for Mr. Trump and, afterwards, I regretted it. Because in the beginning, if she pays attention… he has done lots of mistakes."
Rosie Ann cited Trump's 2016 claim that he could shoot someone on 5th Avenue without losing any supporters, as well as his administration's response to the pandemic that's killed over 170 thousand Americans.
Harrington responded by blaming China:
"The media's not giving the President a fair shake in [the pandemic] at all. We know this is a unique situation that happened with and we know who's to blame. It's a communist regime in China. They lied to the world, they covered it up, they're still hiding critical information about patient zero and how this got out."
The call gave some Trump critics a reason to hope for a Biden victory in 2020.
It's a hopeful sign to me that I hear of lots of people who voted for Trump in 2016 but won't again. But I've heard of no one who voted for anyone else say they'll vote for him in 2020.
— Kathy Nolan Deschenes (@kathydeschenes) August 23, 2020
Let's hope more Republican moderates overcome the fear of their party's fascists and zealots to take leadership positions. Democracy demands a minimum of two legitimate political parties. Present trend says the Republican Party shortly shall not be one.
— Christopher Caudill (@craucodille) August 23, 2020
2016 saw the "Obama-trump voters"
2020 will see the "trump-Biden voters"
if we're allowed to vote, and our votes are counted, the orange narcissist will lose in a landslide of unprecedented proportions
— c lewis silberman (@silbecl) August 23, 2020
I hope you are right cause they are drinking the hell out of the Koolaid down here in Bama.
— Autumn (@SciRocker) August 23, 2020
I hope that's true but I'm not so sure. The cult is strong.
— Kirk S (@kirkgrniis) August 23, 2020
I hope so.
I really want to believe that the majority of my fellow Americans see Donald J Trump is a ConMan that he is.
— Matt's Opinion ☮️💟🇺🇸 VOTE👁 (@mattsopinion2) August 23, 2020
Others accused Harrington of lying about Trump's record.
RNC spokeswoman is in denial.
— Mojavelyn #864511320 (@Mojavelyn) August 23, 2020
The problem is CSPAN cut the caller off after just a few seconds yet allowed this RNC's spokesperson to lie and twist actual facts for an exhaustive amount of time without challenge. Despicable, @cspan !
— ProtectTheUSPS🌊 (@banba0) August 23, 2020
But @CSPANBlog still had to close the article with trump lies!
— notafakeamerican (@leenelson19514) August 23, 2020
Harrington assured the caller that the GOP would "set the record straight" at its convention, which continues tonight.