GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has referred to Mexicans as "rapists," insulted his fellow Republicans and reportedly has a distaste for women who breastfeed, but continues to stay at the top of most polls. 12 GOP and independent voters recently explained why they like him (video below).
The voters were interviewed by Bloomberg Politics managing editor John Heilemann at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Wednesday.
“He speaks the truth,” Jessica, who is employed as a data analyst, stated.
"What truth is that?" Heilemann asked.
"When he talks about, especially immigration control and the border, he really, he doesn't care what people think," Jessica replied.
Danielle, who works as a financial financial-planning consultant, said, "I like his roughness." She also compared him to President Reagan.
Janet, an ex-dog breeder, added, "He's like one of us. He may be a millionaire, which separates him from everybody else, but besides the money issue, he's still in tune with what everybody is wanting."
Heilemann asked the voters about Trump's comment about Mexicans being rapists, but most said it didn't bother them.
Roger, who works in senior care, stated, “He said he'll put a wall down on the southern border. When you talk about common sense, that's a common-sense thing to do.”
Trump has said he would build a border wall and force Mexico to pay for it, but has never explained how he plans to do that.
Bloomberg Politics reports that several of Trump's supporters didn't know where he stood on other issues.
Trump told CNN on Wednesday that his immigration policy would include deporting undocumented immigrants who are in U.S. prisons and all other immigrants (about 11 million people).
Trump didn't give details on exactly how he was going to locate and deport millions of undocumented immigrants.
"Politicians aren't going to find them because they have no clue. We will find them, we will get them out," Trump stated.
When Trump was asked on CNN how that was feasible, he replied, "It's feasible if you know how to manage. Politicians don't know how to manage."