PA county with highest Trump votes in general election, react to his recent actions

PA county with highest Trump votes in general election, react to his recent actions

From a Twitter firestorm to the firing of FBI Director James Comey to the denial of disaster aid for Pennsylvania, President Trump has been front and center of the news this week, but how are his base supporters reacting ?

According to the latest F&M College poll--the president's overall job approval rating is up a few points among Pennsylvania voters.

The poll shows Trump's numbers rose from 32 percent to 37 percent.

But how do some of his biggest backers in central PA feel about the president's recent actions?

Perry County was the county in south central PA where Trump received the highest percentage of votes in the General Election, coming in at nearly 74 percent.

James Chrisman contributed to that number, being a Trump supporter since the beginning.

"I think he's done the right job" Chrisman told CBS 21, while at a rest stop on Route 11 in Marysville.

Now over 100 days into his presidency, do some of Trump's biggest supporters, like Chrisman, back all of the president's actions while in office?

Brian Conlow, who CBS 21 also caught up with in Perry County Friday, says he is fully behind the president's recent firing of FBI Director James Comey.

"I think he should've been fired a long time ago" says Conlow,

While many in Pennsylvania back Comey's dismissal, not everyone does; some of the state's highest elected officials speaking out on the issue, including Attorney General Josh Shapiro.

Shapiro tweeted that's he's joined 19 other attorney generals across the United States, pushing for a special prosecutor in the wake of Comey's firing.

In a statement to CBS 21, Shapiro says quote:

"Here in Pennsylvania we know all too well the damage done when people lose faith in the justice system. I took action with 19 of my colleagues to stand up for the rule of law. As the chief law enforcement officers for more than 147 million Americans, we believe the Justice Department needs to appoint a special prosecutor so that the investigation continues with integrity and fairness and without outside influence. No one is above the law, and that principle is at the core of our letter, our democracy and who we are as Pennsylvanians."

Shapiro refers to an investigation that was originally headed by Comey, looking into whether their was possible Russian interference in the presidential election.

"Everybody's entitled to their own opinion, but I think there's more in this world that we need instead of this nitpicking about who got fired" Conlow says.

Friday morning President Trump further spoke out about his decision to fire Comey by tweeting:

“James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”

Aside from Comey's firing, the Twitter war that ensued and Shapiro's reaction, the other big action made by the president this week affecting Pennsylvania was his decision to deny the state disaster relief for the snow storm back in March. This however is a decision Trump supporters appear to be torn on.

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