Minnesota has been a blue state since 1972, but 2020 may cause a break in the chain!
As CNN discovered in a frankly embarrassing visit to interview potential voters what has been considered a “Democrat Stronghold” in the Iron Range, residents are waking up in Minnesota and “turning to Trump!”
Folks in the Iron Range are hard-working, and their economy revolves around the mining industry – which Trump has made vibrant, once again, since he took office in 2017.
As the mayor of Eveleth, MN put it,
“He’s our guy, he supports mining. He’s our guy…Folks here say they didn’t leave the Democratic Party, the party left them.”
Here’s the video of CNN Martin Savidge’s trip to hear what the folk in the Iron Range have to say about our president:
The patriots in the Iron Range have been turned against the Democrat party in part by one of their own representatives, Ilhan Omar - of whom, they are not a fan!
Red State had the following to say about Minnesota turning red:
Savidge narrates: The number of mining jobs in the region went from over 14,000 in the 1980s to just about 4,500 today, leaving families and main streets to suffer.
Vlaisavljevich has been the mayor of Eveleth for eighteen years on and off. He votes Democratic in state races. But he’s got a Trump sticker on his desk, a Christmas card from the President on his bulletin board and the deer on his office wall sports a MAGA hat.
Savidge asks, “The political support for the President, part of that is just survival?”
The mayor replies, “Economics…He’s our guy. He supports mining. He’s our guy.”
Savidge spoke with a couple, perhaps in their fifties. The man said, “Her brothers were staunch union Democrats for years and they’re not anymore.”
Savidge tells viewers that “Trump’s tariffs on imported steel are popular. So is his easing of environmental regulations. They also like his crackdown on immigration.”
He shifts gears. “In a state that’s 80% white, the influx of Somali refugees has been a contentious issue. Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar is a controversial figure here.”
The mayor said, “She offends a lot of people.”
Savidge says, “she’s not popular here.”
“No, not at all,” responds the mayor.
“Folks here say they didn’t leave the Democratic Party, the Democratic Party left them.”
PJ Media also commented on the "shocking" CNN discovery:
The last Republican to win Minnesota was Richard Nixon in 1972. It's generally considered a blue state, but in 2016, Donald Trump barely lost Minnesota by roughly 44,000 votes. According to a CNN report that aired Thursday evening, the state appears to be trending red and could be fertile ground for a Trump pickup in 2020. CNN's Martin Savidge found that Minnesota voters are “more and more aligned” with President Trump. The mayor of Eveleth, Minn., Robert Vlaisavljevich, for example, votes Democrat locally but is a Trump supporter. "He's our guy, he supports mining. He's our guy." He's not alone. “Folks here say they didn’t leave the Democratic Party, the party left them,” Savidge reported.
This isn't the only time CNN's interviewing of Minnesotans has BACKFIRED.
The Trump War Room Twitter account just posted this video today of another Minnesota voter calling the impeachment effort against Trump "laughable" and says Dems "can't be trusted!"
Check it out: