"I don't like this president, I didn't support this president," Thompson said. But he added, "when I agree with something he does, I'll work with him. When I don't, I'll fight him like hell."
The town hall, held in the gym at
The two-hour forum featured a panel of speakers including
Gorin said promoting affordable housing, fixing the county's roads, maintaining a "clean and healthy watershed" and supporting the local immigrant community were key local issues to address in the face of Trump policies. She said
Johnson warned of dramatic cuts to local health care services for low-income residents should the ACA, also known as Obamacare, be repealed.
One audience member asked if Thompson supported legislative efforts aimed at creating a universal health care system. Thompson pointed out he supported that goal but now was not the time to wage that battle.
"To shift gears right now," he said, would be "strategically a huge mistake."
Some members of the public agreed with Thompson's willingness to work with the current administration on certain issues.
"I think he focuses on what you have to accomplish today and then you make it incrementally better," said
"That's how you get progress in our country. When
"I don't like to see the gridlock based on personal hatred," Hohorst said. "That's not why I send people to
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