I’m with Trump: Stories from a Swing State

Talitha Brauer
Apr 7, 2016 · 4 min read
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John R, age 20, grew up in Chicago. Now he’s a cook in Greenville, Ohio.

“I’m with Trump. There’s some things that Bernie does that I agree with, but the Bernie supporters just want everything handed to them. They think they should get everything for free. It’s not OK that it’s us working and paying for them when they’re not working. They get houses for free and they don’t have to work — that’s not right.

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Every solution that they have has failed so far. I don’t think building a wall will really help, because there’s a Mexican border and that doesn’t help either.

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Trump sounds more powerful than all the others.

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What do I hope for? A good country, no terrorist attacks, for that to slow down. For people to get more jobs, for our country to be better. We’re so much in debt.

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This story is part 6 of a photographic exploration of ordinary Americans and their reasons for supporting a controversial candidate.

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