Paul  /  Ohio

“I’ve never been impressed by Donald Trump. He just rubs me the wrong way from the very beginning.”

Video Transcript

“Hi, I’m Paul, I’m from Ohio, and I voted for Donald Trump in 2020 but I’m not planning on voting for him in 2024. He just does not represent me as a Republican. I think there are some much better choices out there.

I’m just not really impressed with his behavior on social media, with just some of the name-calling. And he really needs to talk about the issues at hand and not just banter back and forth. It’s very childish and I think there’s some other very good conservative political leaders that could do the job much better than he can. And I hope to be able to vote for someone else.

But really I thought that once he lost the election in 2020, then that would be the end of it. I would’ve never imagined that he would be the frontrunner and on the ticket for 2024. And I was thinking, well, good riddance. Everyone survived those four years. We have somebody else in 2024, and here we are.

In 2016 I was not impressed with his — I don’t even know how to describe it — but just arrogance and very crass kind of behavior. I think in the business world, being very boastful and arrogant, it probably works well, the salesmanship or creating business alliances. You want someone that’s very sure of themselves. But really, when you’re a public servant, it really needs to be more about who you’re serving and not yourself.

I’ve never been impressed by Donald Trump. He just rubs me the wrong way from the very beginning. I think that the members of Congress, both the House of Representatives and the Senate, if they could somehow be able to be unified and be able to get some bipartisan bills passed that are beneficial for all Americans and not just one side or the other. It just seems like everything’s very, very polarized. It’s either right or wrong, or it’s not us, it’s them.

We are Americans and I do lean towards conservative Republican, but I think a lot more can be accomplished when we can just see what is best for America as a whole and not individual parties.”