CNN conducted an interview Monday with a panel of adults who said they voted for Donald J. Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
Defending their positions against pointed questions posed by Alisyn Camerota, one man is being criticized for saying he would check President Trump’s account of events, even against Jesus’ testimony.
Mark Lee, one of six Trump voters to appear on the morning panel, said that he is a business owner who voted for the president because he believes Trump is looking out for “the small guy.” Lee, a black man, says Trump is fighting against “the swamp.”
“[Trump’s] cabinet is filled with multi-millionaires,” Camerota replied. “And you don’t see them as part of the swamp who has capitalized on the system?”
Lee said: “I love that. They’re not politicians.” He went on to say that in a capitalist society, “you’re allowed to make money,” and that it isn’t bad to be rich.
Lee said that from a business owner’s perspective, he feels that, “For years, [politicians] have been kicking us to the side.”
“And here comes the president,” Lee said. “He’s there for a small guy.”
Controversially, Lee also said, “If Jesus Christ gets down off the cross and told me Trump is with Russia, I would tell him, ‘Hold on a second. I need to check with the president if it’s true.’”
Some of the other panelists seemed shocked by Lee’s response. Camerota asked why Lee has so much trust in Trump, above anyone else. Another panelist, Ruben Estrada, said the swamp is political elites, and that the president needs to make the House and Senate “more accountable to the people.”
“I believe in him. He’s a good man,” Lee said. “It’s based on everything he’s been doing. He’s been winning.”
Lee even declared, “I love the guy.”
You may watch Lee’s comments in the video clip below.
Trump voter panelist: “If Jesus Christ gets down off the cross and told me Trump is with Russia, I would tell him, ‘Hold on a second. I need to check with the President if it’s true.'” pic.twitter.com/4f8bXkXzhY
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