Last week when the Washington Post published a private conversation between President Trump and Mexico’s president, Pena Nieto, the people of New Hampshire learned that Trump feels New Hampshire is a drug infested den. If you hated Trump before, you probably still do and have likely added these comments to your list of reasons why. If you love Trump, that has not changed, and you are likely glad he is addressing the problem.
Senators Shaheen and Hassan took to Twitter, with Shaheen calling the remarks a “gross misrepresentation” and demanding an apology from Trump. Senator Hassan called the comments “disgusting” and emphasized that the drug problem is everywhere and that insulting people in the throes of it is not helpful.
Republican reactions came swiftly too. Governor Sununu said, “The president is wrong. It’s disappointing; his mischaracterization of this epidemic ignores the great things this state has to offer.” Londonderry state representative Al Baldassaro told CNN: “Enough with the political correctness; Donald Trump did the right thing. He called it out for what it is.”