Paul Tubiana, a Pennsylvania conservative who voted for Donald Trump in 2016, is now displeased with the president after attending Tuesday’s ABC News town hall.
Tubiana was the first person to ask Trump a question at Tuesday night’s town hall.
“Mr. President, I voted for you in 2016. I’m a conservative, pro-life and diabetic,” Tubiana explained to Trump. “I thought you were doing a good job with the pandemic response until about May 1. Then you took your foot off the gas pedal. Why did you throw vulnerable people like me under the bus?”
Trump then claimed that he never took his foot off the pedal and that there would be a vaccine “within weeks.”
Tubiana wasn’t buying it. He appeared on CNN to speak about the town hall with host Brian Stelter.
“He didn’t answer anything,” Tubiana lamented. “He was lying through his teeth.”
Tubiana said that Trump gave “canned responses” at a time when people like him are “feeling scared, alone and powerless.”
Stelter also interviewed another questioner from the town hall, Ellesia Blaque.
She explained to Trump that she would die without her medications. She wanted to know why he his administration is working to overturn protections for people with preexisting conditions.
“He didn’t answer my question,” Blaque recalled.
Blaque said that she was “on the fence” about her 2020 vote until that moment.
“I’m going to vote for Biden,” she said, noting that Trump had “reanimated me to vote.”