realclearpolitics.com - 6 days ago
Former Trump Supporter To CNN: Media Portrayal Of Travel Ban Changed My Mind About Trump
On Monday's broadcast of CNN's morning program New Day, host Alisyn Camerato interviewed a group of Trump voters that support the president or regret their decision.
One panelist said she withdrew her support after President Trump imposed the first travel ban. Colleen England Byrd said the way the media portrayed the immigrants and refugees who were initially rejected from entering the country made her believe the decision was "cruel." "Well, I saw it in person. I saw it on the T.V. -- all of the immigrants that were trying to get into the U.S. just standing there. And the look in their eyes was just like what's going on, where's my family, am I going to get in. And I just thought that's really cruel," she said. Byrd created an anti-Trump Facebook group called 'I Regret Voting For Trump,' but it turned out most members were Clinton voters who wanted to thank her for changing her mind.
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