Local voters react to President Trump's comments

NOW: Local voters react to President Trump’s comments


Lakeville, Ind. - People in Michiana are reacting to President Trump’s comments on Charlottsville.

ABC 57 went to the typically conservative Lakeville for opinions Wednesday.

The president caused some controversy Tuesday, in a press conference during which he defended white supremacist protestors.

“You had a group on one side that would bad and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent,” President Donald Trump said.

Judy Hurley of Lakeville says she is a Democrat, and isn’t a fan of this.

“I wish he would bring the country back together again. I hate to see the Ku Klux Klan back in action,” Hurley said.

Also of Lakeville, Terry Munger says he didn’t vote for the current president.

“I don’t know if he’s defending these groups but he never did disassociate himself,” Munger said of Trump’s reaction to the white nationalists.

Longtime resident Tyler Dalrymple says he did vote for Donald Trump, and thinks the president was trying to communicate that both groups could have protested more peacefully.

“That’s true to some degree. I believe there’s a right and wrong way to protest. There was ways that were wrong,” Dalrymple said.

However, he says sometimes he doubts Trump’s motives.

“I think he’s a good businessman, but I’m not sure where I stand on him being president,” Dalrymple said.

Republican Second District Congresswoman Jackie Walorski also responded to Trump’s Tuesday words.

“We have to do better. We have to stop it. There is no room for evil in this country. None,” Walorski said.

Latease Baker in Lakeville agrees.

“I feel as a country we need to pull together, work together, be stronger,” Baker said.

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