WaPo interviews Clinton supporters in response to Trump voter coverage

WaPo interviews Clinton supporters in response to Trump voter coverage
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The Washington Post interviewed people who voted for Hilary Clinton after several publications were criticized for focusing too strongly on Americans who voted for President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget GOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending Democrats wary of handing Trump a win on infrastructure MORE.

Publications like The New York Times have recently been criticized for interviewing supporters of Trump, asking why the voters still backed their choice a year into his presidency. Last week, the Times dedicated one of its daily opinion pages to letters from Trump voters.

CNN and the Post itself are also among the publications that have gone back to interview Trump supporters. Some have criticized those stories for focusing on Trump voters and not Americans who supported other candidates.

The Post’s Philip Bump traveled to counties that overwhelmingly backed Clinton and spoke to two dozen people who said they had voted for Clinton, finding that they largely stood by their candidate.

“I asked them how they felt about Trump and if they stood by their 2016 vote,” Bump wrote. “With only one exception, they did.”

“As I noted in the article, there's been a lot of coverage of Trump voters, and deservedly so,” Bump told The Hill. “But, in part probably because so much media is based in New York and D.C., places like those, which went strongly for Clinton, tend not to get much attention in the post-election context.”

Bump spoke to voters in areas like the Bronx, Manhattan, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Clinton supporters said they opposed Trump’s rhetoric, like his description of Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as "shithole countries" and his policies, like ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

“Awful. He’s racist. He’s untrustworthy. He’s immature. Let me think of a few other adjectives,” one D.C. voter told Bump.