Health care reform is the top priority for
"To be honest, it sucks. The health care system is way wacky," Capozello said. "My parents' health care is ridiculous. The system was supposed to work and make it affordable for everybody. But the premiums are outrageous."
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Creating jobs is also a common refrain among Trump supporters across metro
"He needs to address jobs," said
Sheridan worries that people who enter the
As for controversial comments Trump has made about women, immigrants, Muslims and Mexicans, his supporters discount those as political rhetoric in a heated campaign.
"My Hispanic friends were insulted," said Rodriguez, who was born in
The desire for change also extends to foreign policy, said
Kassab, founder of the
"The only savior is the new
Kassab said that Trump's controversial comments about Syrian refugees and Muslims have to be seen in the context of being concerned about national security and preventing terrorism inside the
"He doesn't want to see terrorism, extremists, radicals, come in," Kassab said. "And I think every American agrees with him" on the issue of preventing terrorists from entering the
Kassab was one of several Middle Eastern-American leaders who met with Trump when he visited
Other Trump supporters also acknowledged that some of his controversial comments could sometimes "make you cringe." But most supporters interviewed by the
Trump's words can sometimes offend, Sheridan said, but that proves he's not a politician who calibrates his every word.
"When he says things like that, you think he's the kind of guy who would get down in the mud and fight for you," she said. "He hasn't been running for president for 30 years."
Zurinsky said he voted for Obama once but couldn't support Clinton because she sends "everything across seas" and "hopefully Trump will try to bring everything back. He's not a politician. He's a businessman."
"There was no choice; she's a criminal," Maday said. "They're a crime family. That's my opinion, but not just mine."
Maday said that she believes Trump will work to replace Obamacare, but she is realistic about how many changes to expect.
"He can't do everything he promises. No president can," she said. "He doesn't owe any favors to anyone. I think he's gonna clean house, and I hope he does."
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