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Bakersfield Trump supporters featured in BBC article

Voters discuss Trump's potential impact on Kern
Posted at 4:46 PM, Jul 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-19 21:36:13-04

Support in Kern County for Republican Nominee Donald Trump is strong.

So strong, in fact, that it was featured in an international article.

Bakersfield Trump supporters were featured in a BBC article that came out this week. To read the full article click here.

Local residents who plan on voting for Trump are hoping he'll bring jobs and safety to Kern County-coincidentally, the themes of the first two days of the Republican National Convention have been safety and jobs.

"We support winners," said Dr. Dean Haddock, the chairman of the Kern County Republican Party.

"He's going to win, and when people see that they're all going to come along."

Kevin Reed works with Haddock and is also a member of the Kern County Young Republicans. He says the phones ring consistently for Trump.

"We have people calling in all the time," Reed said. "Trying to get a shirt, trying to get a yard sign, asking ways they can get involved and ways they can help the campaign."

But some people say that outwardly supporting Trump isn't always pleasant.

"Unfortunately, we do have to bring in the signs at night," says Dustin, a southwest Bakersfield resident and a local Trump supporter.

"The car has been egged and vandalized. My family has Trump shirts and Trump hats. I just tell them they can wear them, just not without dad."

"Seen a few houses with signs and flags and stuff," said Daniel, another supporter.

"I wouldn't put a flag in front of my house, I'm not that brave."