President Donald Trump might be doing some shady stuff in office, reasoned Heather Hester, a 36-year-old hair stylist standing outside the arena where the president was preparing to hold a rally. But what politician doesn’t?
“Everyone out there is so messed up,” observed Hester, who wore a cowboy hat emblazoned with the words “Trump 2020,” in between puffs of a Marlboro Red.
“Like, politicians are above the law, and I feel like it’s on both sides,” she said. “We’re just little people, so what we can do is vote and vote for the person that represents us best.”
Trump is that person for her, and for thousands of others who turned out for his rally here on Thursday. The way Hester sees it, none of the nefarious stuff the president might be mixed up in these days — and it’s been a lot lately — compares to the alleged crimes committed by his political foes.
“I mean, Hillary Clinton’s way, way worse, and she’s actually like got Benghazi and everything else,” Hester said, referring to the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee’s time as secretary of state. “Like she should have been locked up a long time ago.”