Congressman Jeff Fortenberry suggests that to understand President Donald Trump, you have to understand too many Americans feel left out.
When asked about the impact President Trump has had on Washington, Congressman Fortenberry says it must be viewed through the lens of recent history.
“To answer that question fully you have to go back, turn the clock back, 10 months and understand why he was elected; that there was a great number of people who don’t necessarily incline either toward Democratic Party structures or Republican Party structures necessarily that feel left out,” Fortenberry tells Nebraska Radio Network.
Trump tapped into that.
“President Trump clearly has a different style and has rewritten or challenged the traditional playbook in Washington as to the way in which he particularly is going to communicate with people,” according to Fortenberry. “So, I know it’s an adjustment, particularly to a lot of people in Washington, particularly to a lot of people in the media.”
Fortenberry says many voters struggle with paying bills, worry about their future, and don’t like the direction of the country.
Fortenberry does hold out hope a shakeup within the administration will bring order to the Trump presidency. Fortenberry has confidence in former Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, who replaced White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. Kelly is a retired Marine Corps General.
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:45]