Americans recognizing they don't trust President Trump: Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal
Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal said yesterday people are increasingly recognizing that President Donald Trump can't be trusted as how it could be possible that he wasn't aware of what's going on during his presidential election campaign. Her comments came days after Paul Manafort, Trump's ex-campaign chairman, pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges and agreed to cooperate with ongoing investigations about Russian interference in the polls.
Campaign manger, President's lawyer, all have pleaded guilty: Jayapal
"When you think about this, it is not just the individual pieces that we're seeing, but people who ran the campaign, the campaign manager, the deputy campaign manager, the President's personal lawyer, who have all pleaded guilty," Jayapal told CNN.
People believe Mueller is doing a good job: Jayapal
"People are recognizing they don't trust the President. They believe that Bob Mueller is doing a good job," Jayapal said about the ongoing investigations by ex-FBI Director Robert Bob Mueller. "This level of corruption, greed, some of the individual charges outlined in the Manafort charging document really show that Manafort is in jail because of jury tampering. I think that's a problem," she added.
Jayapal says people don't like Trump's offensive tweets
Jayapal, the first Indian-American woman to be elected to the US House of Representatives, also said that people want a check on the President. "They see the chaos of the last 18 months. They don't want it. They don't like shattering of norms. They don't like the tweets that come from the President, contesting what happened in Maria (hurricane)," the Washington State Congresswoman said.
People care about healthcare, which isn't getting better: Jayapal
People want Trump to be focused and to be Presidential, and he is none of those things. But, people also aren't seeing their own lives changing. Healthcare is the number one issue, Jayapal said. "When you look at what Republicans have done to undermine healthcare costs, to drive premiums up...these are things that Americans care about. They don't see healthcare getting better," she added.