“Surprised” and “disappointed” Trump voters are increasingly coming out of the woodwork. They’re simply stunned that their beloved president and alleged narcissist Donald Trump would hurt his base, which is overwhelmingly rural, older, and poor.
Meals on Wheels has been around for over 40 years. It is a program that offers crucial assistance to 2.4 million seniors, veterans and disabled citizens. A third of its budget comes from the federal government, and Trump’s proposed budget cuts are putting the program at risk.
CBS News interviewed Meals on Wheels recipients and volunteers in Macon, Georgia. Volunteer Sandra Bush offered a scathing rebuke of White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney’s heartless remarks earlier this week that the program “doesn’t work.”
“Excuse me?! I see these people waiting for their food to come every day. It works,” Bush said.
They also interviewed 56-year-old Linda Preast, who voted for Donald Trump. She has been wheelchair-bound for two years following a stroke, and she relies on the program for assistance.
When asked if she was “surprised,” Preast said: “Yeah, because he was told — I was under the influence that he was going to help us.”
We’re not sure what gave her that impression. Luckily for Preast, donations and volunteer signups for Meals on Wheels have surged over the past few days, and fierce opposition in Congress might just stop the budget proposal from taking effect.