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What Does Nevada Think Of President Trump Now?


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President Trump speaks about his plan to address the opioid crisis at an event at Manchester Community College in Manchester, N.H., on Monday.

It’s been 14 months since Donald Trump was sworn in as president.

That's 14 months that voters have had time to think it over. Did they do the right thing by voting for him? Did they do the wrong thing by voting against him, or for Hillary Clinton?

It's been 14 months to consider what kind of impact the president will have on Nevada, from Yucca Mountain to college education to K-12 education to your 401K to the stock market to the Strip.

After 14 months, how do Nevadans who supported Trump feel? Happy as clams or buyer's remorse?

And for those who didn't vote for him, what would they like to see done differently to perhaps change their mind? Or has their vote been solidified by the actions of President Trump?

In Thursday's discussion, our panelists talked about several topics, including: 

  • The president's overall job performance
  • Immigration policy
  • A solution for people covered by the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA
  • Gun control
  • Tax reform
  • The economy
  • Solutions for the opioid crisis
  • Affordable housing
  • Yucca Mountain
  • Legalized recreational marijuana
  • The image of the president

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Heidi Harris, podcaster; Hugh Jackson, political columnist; Michael Schaus, communications director, Nevada Policy Research Institute; Kenneth Fernandez, professor of social sciences, College of Southern Nevada

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