On Super Tuesday, MSNBC anchor Katy Tur asked residents in east Los Angeles their thoughts on the Democratic presidential hopefuls.
What Tur was apparently not expecting was a Latino L.A. resident telling her his daughter planned on voting for President Donald Trump, especially since the media have repeatedly echoed the narrative that Trump is racist against minorities.
“Your daughter’s gonna vote for Donald Trump?” Tur asked the man, taken aback.
Tur then quickly asked the resident “why” in Spanish: “Por que?” The good economy, he explained.
An analyst alongside Tur tried to make sense of what the two of them just witnessed, theorizing that there is still a “stubborn” sect of Latino voters who inexplicably lean conservative because they “really focus on the economy” or value law enforcement.
“You don’t see that too much, but it’s facilitating,” the analyst said. “In the Latino community you’re seeing that there’s still kinda this stubborn 10-15% of the population that continues to poll in favor of Donald Trump.”
“Why do you think that is?” Tur asked.
“At least in my family, some folks are members of law enforcement,” he explained. “Some folks just, you know, really focus on the economy. I don’t know what the exact reasons are, but there tends to be that certain conservative slant in the Latino community.”
Latinos are going to vote for @realDonaldTrump.
We aren't "stubborn." @realDonaldTrump's economy is working for all Latinos, unemployment is at a record low.
— Christian Martinez (@C_RMartinez) March 3, 2020
In February, Tur ran into a similar problem while interviewing supporters of socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, or so she thought.
Seeking potential voters outside Sanders’ rally, Tur approached a man who turned out to be a proud supporter of President Trump. Shocking the MSNBC anchor, the man ripped into the Left’s ideology as “anti-growth,” “anti-family,” “anti-American,” and “anti-life.”
The Daily Wire reported:
“Can you tell us who you voted for?” asked Tur.
“Donald John Trump,” the voter proudly told the anchor.
“You voted for Donald John Trump. Look at that,” said Tur. “Bernie Sanders is not appealing to you?”
“The whole ideology would be destructive to the country,” the man replied. “It’s anti-growth. It’s anti-family. It’s anti-American. And, as a Roman Catholic, it’s anti-life.”
"Can you tell us who you voted for?"
"Donald John Trump."
"Bernie is not appealing?"
"The whole ideology would be destructive to the country
"It's anti-growth. It's anti-family. It's anti-American. And, as a Roman Catholic, it's anti-life."
Someone check on Nicole Wallace 😂 pic.twitter.com/D9R8cRaPiy
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) February 11, 2020
On the Democratic side, Super Tuesday was a big night for presidential hopeful and former Vice President Joe Biden. Republicans also received some encouraging numbers with Trump, who performed exceedingly well in many states with regard to turnout, crushing his predecessor former President Barack Obama’s 2012 turnout.
In classic Trump fashion, the president had a few words to share on Wednesday morning.
“The Democrat establishment came together and crushed Bernie Sanders, AGAIN!” Trump said via Twitter. “Even the fact that Elizabeth Warren stayed in the race was devastating to Bernie and allowed Sleepy Joe to unthinkably win Massachusetts. It was a perfect storm, with many good states remaining for Joe!”
“So selfish for Elizabeth Warren to stay in the race,” Trump added. “She has Zero chance of even coming close to winning, but hurts Bernie badly. So much for their wonderful liberal friendship. Will he ever speak to her again? She cost him Massachusetts (and came in third), he shouldn’t!”