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He’s apparently not one of the 49 percent of Americans who suspect Trump of wrongdoing.
Speaking with CNN’s New Day host Alisyn Camerota, a panel of people who voted for Trump expressed their continued confidence in the president, making them among only 38 percent of the country who approves of the president’s job performance so far during his time in office, according to the latest poll by Gallup.
One voter said he felt the president was there for the “little guys” and believed that Trump’s cabinet—devised largely of millionaires—was not part of the “swamp” the president promised to drain during his 2016 campaign.
“If Jesus Christ gets down off the cross and told me Trump is with Russia, I would tell him, ‘Hold on a second. I need to check with the President if it’s true,'” the voter said. “That’s how confident I’m with the president.”
Trump voter panelist: "If Jesus Christ gets down off the cross and told me Trump is with Russia, I would tell him, 'Hold on a second. I need to check with the President if it's true.'" pic.twitter.com/4f8bXkXzhY
— New Day (@NewDay) November 20, 2017
The voter appears to be in the minority in thinking that was no wrongdoing between Russia and Trump’s campaign. A recent poll found 49 percent of people surveyed believe the president probably committed a crime regarding the Russia probe, even though their views are based on “suspicion” rather than “hard evidence.”
The investigation into possible ties between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia is part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s sprawling investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
So far, Mueller’s team has announced charges against three former members of Trump’s campaign as part of the probe, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates, and former foreign policy adviser George Papadopolous, who admitted he lied to the FBI about his contacts with people who had ties to the Russian government and attempting to set up a meeting between Russia and then-candidate Trump.
It’s been reported that Mueller also has evidence to charge former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who was pushed out early in the president’s tenure after it was revealed he lied to Vice President Mike Pence about discussing sanctions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates also testified that she warned the Trump administration that Flynn could be subjected to Russian “blackmail.“
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