The people of Branson are sick of the selfish narcissism and corruption of top politicians. Next Tuesday, they’ll express their frustration at the ballot box, and the results will be crucial for US President Donald Trump and the future of America.
Branson is a city of 12,000 people, tucked away in the natural beauty of the tree-covered Ozark Mountains but filled with larger-than-life attractions — Dolly Parton’s Stampede horse show, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, Silver Dollar City theme park, rock ’n’ roll shows, minigolf, go-karting and a population 14 per cent older than the national average.
Branson and other communities like it will be the stage for one of the country’s most important senate races in the midterms, as America decides how Congress should look, and whether Mr Trump will be able to pass the legislation he wants. It’s a vote that will be a referendum on the President, and even he has acknowledged it.
Tuesday’s vote is vital for Donald Trump — and he has widespread support on America’s Bible Belt. Picture: AP Photo/Manuel Balce CenetaSource:AP
Trust is in short supply. But one thing most people agree on here is that Mr Trump is on the right track.
“I like him, I think he’s great,” Barb Miller, from nearby St Peters, tells news.com.au. “He’s forthright, he speaks his mind, he’s not afraid to say what he thinks.”
As for accusations of misogyny, affairs and boasts of sexual assault, Mrs Miller dismisses these as “a bunch of baloney”, and her travelling companions are equally certain the President has been unfairly maligned.
“People change, Jesus forgave people, we should forgive them,” says her husband Bill.
“If it did happen, that’s way in the past,” adds Rich Lukens. “Trump has done a lot more for the country than Obama even thought about.
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