There’s plenty of anxiety among elderly voters right now, but at least one aging man in Iowa, who barely makes a living driving an Uber part-time says he would like to see Donald Trump made president for life, Politico’s Tim Alberta writes.
Joseph Gay, the 68-year-old driver in question, supports this idea even though he may have to sell personal belongings in order to purchase the medication he depends on. Gay admits to being afraid of socialism and finds the current crop of Democratic candidates worrisome.
“I can’t tell you a single one I’d vote for anymore,” he said. “They’re all socialists. It’s dangerous.”
“I think Trump is the best thing to come along in America in a long, long time,” he told Alberta. “And I think the trouble they’re giving him, it’s just criminal. They said they were going to impeach him even before I took office. It’s just not right. He’s the only president I’ve ever seen keep his word, keep his promises.”
Gay said he considers Trump “an amazing person.”
“You know, if it wasn’t for Trump, I might not even be a Republican anymore. The Republicans stopped caring about me a long time ago. I wouldn’t vote for Democrats either. Honestly, I would just stop voting altogether. I really wish Trump could serve three terms — or even longer. Let him serve as long as he wants.”
Alberta, who interviewed several Uber drivers to gain their political perspectives as they shuttled politicos to and from the Iowa Caucus, noted that Gay and his wife, who is also an Uber driver, are struggling financially. While Trump hasn’t improved this couple’s financial situation, Gay blames himself for their problems because he’s spent most of his life working odd jobs.
“We don’t have a retirement thing, and medicine is expensive, so money would get pretty tight,” Gay said. “I’ve got some things I could probably sell. But still.”
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