'Optimism' and 'Fake News': Ohio Town Hall Grades Trump's First 100 Days
Martha MacCallum moderated a town hall event at Stolle Machinery, a manufacturing plant in North Canton, Ohio on "The First 100 Days."
MacCallum said North Canton sits in Stark County, which was one of the counties where President Trump gained several percentage points in 2016 over former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Mass.) in 2012.
Many of the attendees said they felt that Trump is thus far keeping his promise to look out for the working people of America and improve the economy.
An executive at the plant, Michael Raderchak, said Trump brought optimism to an area of the country that has seen a lot in the way of economic downturn.
He praised Trump for moving manufacturing back to America and Ohio specifically.
"For the past eight years, we didn't see that," he said.
Tamie Lindamood, an employee at Stolle, echoed Raderchak, saying she also is optimistic that Trump will help the economy in the area.
Lindamood said she was laid off three times during the Obama administration and witnessed friends lose their homes.
"It's stifling to be from Ohio and see [Trump] come in with so much optimism," she said.
Stolle employee Steve Schutt said he too was encouraged with the Trump administration's actions on trade and the economy.
Another attendee said Trump well understands the "working man" and is realizing how to prioritize his national security issues with domestic policies:
Former Gov. Ted Strickland (D-Ohio) said Trump "talks better than he acts," but added that he is pleased with some of what the president has accomplished.
A student at the University of Akron told MacCallum that he too is concerned with President Trump.
Christian Howse said Trump's foreign policy and acts of war show too many parallels to President Bush engaging America in the early days of the War on Terror.
Later, another man instead blamed the media for the negative talk about Trump, saying he did not trust the approval polls and that many press outlets are engaging in "fake news."
Watch more from the town hall in the clip above.