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Smalltown Kentucky: We Have Hope Now Because of Donald Trump

"I'm still hopeful. I don't think any of the problems that we have is going to be quick fixes," one resident told CNN.

By NTK Staff | 12.14.2017 @12:04pm

CNN’s Poppy Harlow returned to Beattyville, Kentucky a year after she interviewed residents of the small Eastern Kentucky town to see what those residents thought about President Trump’s job performance one year into his presidency.

Harlow asked Leighandra Shouse, a resident of Beattyville who voted for Trump, whether she was getting that change she voted for.

“I’m still hopeful. I don’t think any of the problems that we have [are] going to be quick fixes, you know,” Leighandra Shouse told Harlow.

Shouse has also been negatively affected by Obamacare, as she earns too much money to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to afford Obamacare premiums.

Harlow asked Shouse if Trump would get her vote in 2020 if he doesn’t fix healthcare.

“There would be a really, really good possibility because I see Congress standing in the way more than him,” Shouse told Harlow.

Larry Phillips, another resident of Beattyville, told Harlow he believes Trump has tried to fulfill more of is promises than any other president.

Phillips also blamed Congress for Trump’s agenda failures. He added that he still believes Trump is a normal person like him and not a politician.

Harlow asked Phillips what Trump would have to do to get his vote in 2020.

“All he’s got to do is run again, hunny. He’s done got it,” Phillips told Harlow.

While Beattyville still struggles with unemployment and a poverty rate that is three times the national average, they expressed hope for their future with Trump in the White House.

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