Broad support in Upstate for Trump’s immigration order – South Carolina News

Broad support in Upstate for Trump’s immigration order –  South Carolina News

Kirk Brown , kirk.brown@independentmail.com
Published 5:34 p.m. ET Jan. 30, 2017 | Updated 12 hours ago

Supporters also criticize those protesting the president’s executive order

Seneca resident Phyllis Smith didn’t hesitate Monday when she was asked what she thinks about President Trump’s executive order temporarily barring travel from residents of seven predominantly Muslim nations and barring all refugees from entering the U.S.

“I totally agree,” said Smith, who was eating lunch at Mama Penn’s Restaurant on North Main Street in Anderson. “The United States comes first.”

The restaurant’s owner, Jimmy Davis, said he and most of his customers feel the same way.

“You have to protect the American people,” said Davis, who has hosted past campaign events for former South Carolina Gov. Nikiki Haley and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Haley was confirmed last week as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and Trump has nominated Perry to be secretary of energy.

Davis said he regrets that some innocent people are being inconvenienced by Trump’s executive order as they seek to return to the United States. But he noted that innocent people often are victims of terrorist attacks.

He likened Trump’s decision to a parent “who has to make choices that are best for their children in the years to come.”

Two Anderson County residents who attended Trump’s inauguration criticized people who took part in protests of Trump’s immigration order at airports across the nation.

“I am tired of the cry-baby liberals who are crying ‘wolf’…

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