‘Let Trump Be Trump’: What Five Local Supporters Think About the President’s First Year

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Jan. 20 marked President Donald Trump’s first year in office.

It also marked the first government shutdown since 2013. While Trump has signed major legislation like tax reform into law, appointed a new Supreme Court justice and slashed Obama-era regulations, his first-year approval numbers are the lowest of any modern president.

WUFT News sat down with five Gainesville-area voters who voted for him to ask them what they thought of the president’s first year.

The panel includes the following:

  • Sherrie McKnight, co-owner of Big Daddy Guns
  • Ron Thornton, a retired UF faculty member and part-time technology and political consultant
  • Hugh wise, a retired Oak Hammock resident
  • Tammy Prince, a nurse practitioner and chairwoman of the Alachua County Republican Party
  • Alex Nunner, a UF graduate student and former chairman of the UF College Republicans

About Ramsey Touchberry

Ramsey is a reporter for WUFT who can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

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