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April 17, 2017

'Just like any other damn president': Trump voter in Bucks County tells NYT

New York Times political reporter Matt Flegenheimer recently visited Bucks County to assess the feelings of Trump voters in the Eighth Congressional District.

Visiting the Parx Casino in Bensalem as well as Levittown, he found many are second-guessing their November vote for Donald Trump.

“Just like any other damn president,” sighed Theresa Remington, 44, a home-care worker and the mother of two active-duty Marines, scraping at an unlit cigarette. She had voted for Donald J. Trump because she expected him to improve conditions for veterans and overhaul the health care system. Now?

“Political bluster,” Ms. Remington said, before making another run at the quarter slots. She wondered aloud how Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont might have fared in the job.

Though many still trust the new president, some are wondering when the "winning" that was promised by Trump the campaigner will begin, Flegenheimer reports.

“It’s not what he’s done, it’s what he’s trying to do,” said Bill Yokobosky IV, 33, a train engineer from Langhorne, Pa., who was waiting for a haircut at a strip mall. “He hasn’t succeeded, really.”

Read Flegenheimer's full account at