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Monday, May 16, 2022

Iowa voter turns on Trump

To the Editor:

Craig Prichard believes Donald Trump should be in jail. But he’s far from your typical anti-Trumper: He voted for him in 2016.
But not in 2020. “No, sir,” says the 65-year-old self-described independent from Des Moines, Iowa.
Prichard is still angry at Trump over the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, saying he believes the former president caused it. But it was Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic that led Prichard to vote for Biden in 2020.

Americans Weigh in on President Biden’s Performance
Excerpt from The Associated Press – 01/17/2022
“Trump wanted to make it look like COVID was going away,” Prichard says. “That wasn’t the way to take care of it.”
Prichard, who for 40 years built farm machinery, worked construction and eventually retired after a stint at a meatpacking plant last year, says Biden is “handling COVID as well as he can” while juggling a number of other issues.
“Biden, you can tell he’s trying to handle the pandemic, food prices, gas prices, Russia, all at the same time, and he doesn’t seem to care how he looks,” Prichard says. “Because it’s not real good right now for him, even though there’s less people dying than if Trump were there.”
“Trump, turns out, only cared about how he looked,” Prichard says.

Susie Quintana
Village of El Cortez


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