As I have mentioned a few times, with my long experience with the agency, I have come to the conclusion that Peace Corps Volunteers reflect our society. So, we do have Trump supporters. Here is a thoughtful comment from a thoughtful woman who was an older PCV serving from 2013 to 2015 in Eastern Europe. JC
I appreciate your comments, John, because they show me a side of our president that I would have no way of knowing otherwise. As far as his morality issues, and they are legion because his past is far from stellar, my hope is he is today a better person. I am impressed that he seems to have surrounded himself with wise counsel — people who know and love God, Bible studies in the WH, etc. I believe he truly has a heart for this country, the military, veterans, and the American people as a whole.
I did not see these characteristics in either President or Mrs. Obama. In fact, I saw just the opposite, two people whose loyalty belonged to Islam and the Muslim culture. Also, I never would have voted for Ms. Clinton, who is, in my opinion, a career criminal. Soldiers I know who have worked WH security duty when BO was president have many horror stories to relate.
So, yes, Trump is not unblemished, but perhaps the lesser of other evils. I voted for him and am proud to say I did. I lived in the heartland for several years, but have also lived east coast and west coast, so don’t feel geography has a bearing on my political views. Maybe it does and I am just too much of a “mutt” to see it. Haha!
Anyway, I do appreciate hearing your views.