Democrats Who Support Trump: CNN's Coverage of Cohen, Manafort Is a 'Side Show'

August 24, 2018

Registered Democrats who support President Donald Trump told CNN its coverage of the president's administration is a "side show" and that they are glad to see the stock market rise and their retirement savings increase.

CNN aired footage Friday morning of correspondent Jason Carroll speaking with registered Democrats in Pennsylvania praising Trump for improving the economy and looking out for their savings.

Eileen and Richard Sorokas supported former President Barack Obama during both elections, but then switched over and supported Trump because of his promises to improve the economy.

"We've got to get the politically correct things out of here and get a business man and get this country straightened out, get the deficit down," said Richard Sorokas shortly after Trump's inauguration.

The couple, speaking about a year and a half later, stands by their decision to support Trump.

"Our retirement is in the stock market and the stock market has been growing for quite a while now, so I'm sort of happy what's happening with the economy," Sorokas said. He also told CNN he thought the focus on Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort's legal issues is a "side show."

CNN has aggressively covered the legal cases involving Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman, and Cohen, Trump's former attorney, this week. Manafort was found guilty on eight of 18 counts and Cohen pleaded guilty on eight counts of campaign finance violations and other charges as part of a plea deal.

Trump narrowly beat two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania during the 2016 presidential election, garnering a little over 48 percent of the vote.