Reuters went to the heartland of America (i.e. “flyover country” and the Midwestern states) and asked Trump voters about the refugee vetting executive order. Instead of panicking and protesting, holding up travelers at airports, the voters said that the executive order was not executed perfectly, but the intention of securing the borders was a good intention. Here are some quotes by Trump voters in the article:
In the St. Louis suburb of Manchester, Missouri, 72-year-old Jo Ann Tieken characterized the president as bringing reason into an overheated debate.
“Somebody has to stand up, be the grown up and see what we can do better to check on people coming in,” she said. “I’m all for everybody to stop and take a breath … Just give it a chance.”
Louise Ingram, a 69-year-old retiree from Troy, Alabama, said she forgave the new administration a few “glitches,” such as widespread confusion over treatment of green card holders, as it moved to protect U.S. citizens from attacks.
“I’m not opposed to immigrants,” she said. “I just want to make sure they are safe to come in.”